Dolphins vs. Hoosiers Prediction
The 22nd-ranked Indiana Hoosiers have been efficient on the defensive end this season and haven't allowed more than 68 points in their last five games. Will Indiana hang its hat on defense again tonight and keep the total under its projection against the Jacksonville Dolphins?
307635 Jacksonville Dolphins at 307636 Indiana Hoosiers
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Assembly Hall at 6PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hoosiers are a 25-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 146.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 74 percent of public bets are coming in on host Indiana. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Dolpins fall at Irish
Jacksonville suffered a 100-74 defeat Thursday night at Notre Dame to drop to 7-6 on the season. The Dolphins trailed 57-43 at halftime and could not rally after the break. Jace Hogan led Jacksonville with 20 points on 9-of-20 shooting to go with six rebounds. JD Notae contributed 17 points off the bench seven assists, six boards and three steals. Tyreese Davis tallied 14 points, three caroms, three steals and two steals. Dave Bell recorded 10 points and five rebounds as a reserve The Dolphins shot only 28-of-75 from the floor and 7-of-21 from 3-point distance.
Hoosiers cruise past Central Arkansas
Indiana dominated Central Arkansas to the tune of 86-53 Thursday night to improve to 10-2 on the season. Devonte Green paced the Hoosiers with 19 points off the bench on 6-of-11 shooting including 6-of-10 from 3-point range. He added nine rebounds, six assists and four steals in 29 minutes. Romeo Langford contributed 18 points, 11 boards, five assists and two steals. Juwan Morgan had 10 points plus five rebounds and four dimes. Justin Smith added 10 points and two rebounds. Indiana shot 36-of-54 from the floor including 9-of-24 from 3-point range.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The under is 6-2-1 in the last nine Dolphins games overall. The under is 4-0 in the last four Jacksonville games on Saturdays.
The under is 4-0 in the last four Indiana non-conference games. The under is 4-0 in the last four Hoosiers games at home.
Not only has Indiana been very good defensively lately, but the Dolphins' offense plays at a fast tempo but is also one of the worst in adjusted efficiency in the country. The Dolphins have not played a team as tough as the Hoosiers lyet this season and I don't think they'll do their part to push the total to the over. And if the Hoosiers ease up in the second half, expect this to easily stay under.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: JACKSONVILLE/INDIANA UNDER 146.5