Arizona vs. Indiana Prediction & Odds
Number ten Arizona and #14 Indiana both head to Las Vegas to face each other at 7:30 PM ET Saturday night. Can the Wildcats cover the 1.5-point spread as neutral site favorites?
Arizona is 7-1 on the year with their best wins coming over San Diego State and Creighton. Their only loss came against Utah on December 1st. The Wildcats are 2-6 against the spread this season.
Indiana is 8-1 this season with their best wins coming over Xavier and North Carolina. Their only loss came against Rutgers on December 3rd. The Hoosiers are 6-2-1 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
711 Arizona Wildcats (-1.5) vs. 712 Indiana Hoosiers (+1.5); O/U 157.5
7:30 PM ET, Saturday, December 10, 2022
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Arizona vs. Indiana Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Wildcats in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 56% of public bets are on Arizona -1.5. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Arizona Game Notes
Arizona’s leading scorer is Lithuanian junior forward Azuolas Tubelis. Tubelis stands 6’11” and 245 pounds and is pouring in 20.1 points per game for the Wildcats. He’s shooting extremely well both from the field (61.9%) and from three-point range (44.4%). If that’s not enough, he’s also second on the club in rebounding with 8.3 per game. Azuolas Tubelis could present some matchup problems for Indiana on Saturday night.
Arizona’s other big man is junior center Oumar Ballo. Ballo is second on the team in scoring with 19.1 points per game and leads the club in rebounding with 9.3 per game. What’s more, Oumar Ballo leads the team in field goal percentage among qualified players at 76.9% and is the Wildcats' top shot blocker at 2.0 per game. How the duo of Tubelis and Ballo fare will largely determine the outcome of this game.
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis is the straw that stirs the drink for the Hoosiers. Jackson-Davis leads the Hoosiers in scoring (17.5 points per game), rebounding (8.9 rebounds per game), and field goal percentage among qualified players (67.5%). The 6’9” Greenwood, Indiana native also leads the club with 2.0 blocked shots per game.
Indiana senior forward Miller Kopp has emerged as one of Indiana’s best shooters in the early part of the season. Kopp is hitting 53.4% of his shots from the field and 48.7% of his three-pointers on 4.3 attempts per game. Indiana will need the interior scoring of Trayce Jackson-Davis and the outside shooting of Miller Kopp to win and cover against a good Arizona team on Saturday night.
Arizona vs. Indiana CBB Betting Trends
Arizona is 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 Saturday games.
Arizona is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
Indiana is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games.
Indiana is 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
Arizona vs. Indiana CBB Prediction:
Indiana is a team that’s coming together at the right time. Since Thanksgiving the Hoosiers have gone 3-1, notching double-digit wins over Jackson State, North Carolina, and Nebraska. Their only loss in that span was a tough road contest against Rutgers. Indiana has been good statistically this season as well. The Hoosiers rank in the top 18 nationally in average scoring margin (+21.1), team assist-to-turnover ratio (1.514), points per game (82.1), and offensive efficiency (1.130). I think Indiana head coach Mike Woodson has the head coaching experience advantage over Arizona’s Tommy Lloyd, and I think we see that play out on the court on Saturday night. I’ll take the Hoosiers and the points.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA HOOSIERS +1.5