Indiana vs. Michigan - 2/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (13-10) at Indiana Hoosiers (16-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and Indiana Hoosiers meet Sunday at the Assembly Hall.
The Michigan Wolverines just try to stay afloat after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Michigan is averaging 62.9 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 62.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Zak Irvin is averaging 13.2 points and 4.1 rebounds while Ricky Doyle is averaging 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. Spike Albrecht is dishing 3.4 assists and Max Bielfeldt is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines have three active players averaging at least 5.6 points, and they’re shooting 74.6 percent from the line and 35.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in four of its last six games. Mark Donnal is questionable with an injury.
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The Indiana Hoosiers have won six of their last 10 games and are in the thick of the Big Ten race. On the season, Indiana is averaging 80.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting and is allowing 72.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16 points and 4.7 assists. Troy Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is dishing 2.3 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers have six players averaging at least 6.4 points, and they’re shooting 72.7 percent from the line and 40.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 82 or more points in three of its last four games.
The Wolverines are 37-18-1 ATS in their last 56 games following a S.U. loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoosiers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS win. The Wolverines are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 6-20-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
Indiana has crushed Michigan ATS over the years and it's hard not seeing that continue. The Wolverines are losing players left and right and a road trip against an offensive powerhouse won't make them feel any better. Look for the Hoosiers to win by double digits.