Northwestern vs. Indiana - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (19-9) at Northwestern Wildcats (13-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Indiana Hoosiers and Northwestern Wildcats meet Wednesday at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Indiana Hoosiers need a big win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Indiana is averaging 79.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting and is allowing 71.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16.2 points and five assists while James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Troy Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is dishing 2.4 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers have four players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 72.1 percent from the line and 41.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or more points in five of its last six games. Collin Hartman is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Northwestern Wildcats look to win their fourth straight and get back to a .500 record. On the season, Northwestern is averaging 63.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 62.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Tre Demps is averaging 12.3 points and 2.7 assists while Bryant McIntosh is averaging 12.1 points and 4.5 assists. Alex Olah is the third double-digit scorer and Vic Law is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats have four players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 72.9 percent from the line and 35.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Northwestern is allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last five games. JerShon Cobb is questionable with a knee injury.
The Hoosiers are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games following a ATS win. The Wildcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoosiers are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Northwestern and 4-17 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
While Northwestern is playing some of its best ball of the season, the Indiana Hooisers are the clear better team here and are scary when they get hot froom deep. With the way the way the Wildcats give up quality shoots from the outside, look for Indiana to win and cover.