Michigan vs. Indiana - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (4-3) at Michigan Wolverines (6-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
On Saturday over at Crisler Center, we’ve got college basketball activity coming between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Michigan Wolverines.
Indiana comes into this game with a 4-3 record overall. The Hoosiers had a three-game win streak going versus South Florida, Arkansas State and Eastern Michigan but lost their last outing to Duke. In that Blue Devils game, Indiana’s Robert Johnson led the team with 17 points.
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On the year so far, Johnson leads the Hoosiers with 14.1 PPG and 4.1 RPG. Also in double-figures for Indiana are Juwan Morgan (12.1 PPG; 5.6 RPG) and De’Ron Davis (12.0 PPG; 4.3 RPG).
Over on the Michigan side, they’re 6-2 overall. The Wolverines had a three-game win streak sandwiched between two losses to LSU and North Carolina. In that Tar Heels game, Michigan’s top scorer was Mortiz Wagner, with 20 points and nine rebounds.
Charles Matthews leads the Wolverines with 16.1 PPG and 4.9 RPG with 4.0 APG, and Wagner has put up 15.9 PPG and 8.6 RPG so far. Duncan Robinson is the only other Wolverine in double-figures (11.8 PPG), but Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman is close with 9.9 PPG.
Indiana is 2-7 ATS in their last nine overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss. The Hoosiers are also 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss and the over is 6-1 in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Wolverines are 5-0 ATS in their last five versus the Big 10 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games versus a team with a losing road record. The under is also 4-0 in the Wolverines’ last four home games and the over is 6-2-1 in their last nine versus the Big 10.
The Hoosiers stumbled out of the gate with two losses in their first three games, but to their credit they got it going after that. Indiana has looked pretty good lately, and hung in there against Duke for most of the game. Michigan, meanwhile, didn’t look consistent in their last game and they had trouble scoring. Still, I like the Wolverines to bounce back here and cover.