Indiana vs. Minnesota - 2/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Golden Gophers (16-9) at Indiana Hoosiers (17-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Indiana Hoosiers play Sunday at the Assembly Hall.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers hope to keep things rolling with wins in five of their last seven games. On the season, Minnesota is averaging 73.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Andre Hollins is averaging 14.8 points and 2.6 assists while Maurice Walker is averaging 11.9 points and 6.4 rebounds. Carlos Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Mason is dishing 2.8 assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have six players averaging at least 8.1 points, and they’re shooting 65.4 percent from the line and 38.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four straight games.
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The Indiana Hoosiers also need a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, Indiana is averaging 79.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and is allowing 72.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16.3 points and 4.8 assists while James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 15.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Troy Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is dishing 2.2 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers have six players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 72.6 percent from the line and 40.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in seven of its last 11 games.
The Golden Gophers are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Golden Gophers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is a big game for both teams but Indiana is really tough to beat on its home court. When those shots get to falling, things can get ugly quickly. I look the Hoosiers to win and cover the small number.