Indiana vs. Northwestern - 1/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northwestern Wildcats (11-7) at Indiana Hoosiers (10-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at Bloomington Assembly Hall on Sunday, the Northwestern Wildcats will be visiting the Indiana Hoosiers in college basketball action.
Northwestern enters this game with a 11-7 record overall. The Wildcats had lost three of four games, but took a big win versus Minnesota in their last outing. In that one, Northwestern guard Scottie Lindsey put up 22 points.
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Lindsey leads the Wildcats in scoring this season with 14.7 PPG, while Bryant McIntosh has 13.4 PPG. Also in double-digits for Northwestern are Vic Law (12.4 PPG; 5.4 RPG) and Dererk Pardon (12.1 PPG; 7.0 RPG).
On the Hoosiers’ side, they’re currently 10-7 this season. Indiana has won four of their last five games, most recently taking out Penn State on Tuesday. In that one, Indiana’s Juwan Morgan put up 21 points.
Morgan is tops in scoring on the year for the Hoosiers as well with 16.0 PPG and a team-high 7.5 RPG. Robert Johnson is the only other player in double-figures with 13.4 PPG while De’Ron Davis is close on 9.6 PPG.
Northwestern is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games following a straight-up win. The Wildcats are also 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and the under is 4-0-1 in their last five Sunday games.
Meanwhile, the Hoosiers are 4-1 ATS in the last five home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Indiana is also 19-40-1 ATS in their last 60 games following an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last five Sunday games.
After coming out flat in two important games this month, the Wildcats rebounded for a solid win over the Gophers on Wednesday. As for Indiana, they’ve secured some solid wins this year but have also had some head-scratching defeats. I don’t fully trust the Hoosiers right now so I think Northwestern can manage a cover.