Northwestern Wildcats vs. Indiana Hoosiers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/22/14
Indiana Hoosiers (14-11) at Northwestern Wildcats (12-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Northwestern Wildcats and the Indiana Pacers face off on Saturday in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Northwestern Wildcats have lost four games in a row and have slid into ninth place in the Big 10 standings. Northwestern is 5-9 in the Big Ten and 8-7 at home this season. Drew Crawford is averaging 15.9 points and 6.7 rebounds to lead the Wildcats. JerShon Cobb is averaging 12.2 points, Tre Demps is averaging 10.9 points, and Alex Olah is averaging 8.1 points and 5.0 rebounds. Northwestern is averaging 60.6 points and they are shooting 39.9 points and they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Northwestern has played the 20th ranked schedule in the nation.
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The Indiana Hoosiers have lost three games in a row and four of their last five as they have sunk to 10th place in the Big Ten standings. Indiana is 4-8 in the Big Ten and 2-8 on the road this season. Kevin Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers in scoring averaging 17.9 points per game. Noah Vonleh is averaging 11.6 points and 9.5 rebounds, Will Sheehy is averaging 10.1 points, and Troy Williams is averaging 6.7 points. Indiana is averaging 73.4 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Indiana are looking to avenge a seven point home loss to the Wildcats.
Northwestern is 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, 0-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against the spread against a team with a winning record. Indiana is 2-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-8 against the spread in their last nine Saturday games. Indiana is 4-17 against the spread in the last 21 meetings of these two.
This game is listed as a pick and that looks about right to me as it is a tough call but I look for the Hoosiers to get revenge for their earlier loss and get the win here.
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