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Indiana vs. Minnesota - 2/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-12) at Indiana Hoosiers (13-12)

College Basketball: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)

The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


Coming up from Bloomington Assembly Hall on Friday, the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Indiana Hoosiers will be meeting up on the college basketball court. 

Minnesota comes in here with a 14-12 record on the season. The Gophers have lost their last six straight games, most recently falling to Nebraska on Tuesday. In that one, Minnesota guard Nate Mason logged 34 points. 

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Indiana vs. Minnesota - 2/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Jordan Murphy is the top scorer for Minnesota with 17.7 PPG and 11.7 RPG, and Mason is second with 16.4 PPG and 4.4 APG. Also in the double-digit club for the Gophers is the injured Amir Coffey (14.0 PPG; 18 games). 

Over on the Indiana side, they’re sitting at 13-12 this season. The Hoosiers had lost four games in a row, but took out Rutgers in their last appearance. In that one, Indiana forward Juwan Morgan managed 24 points. 

Morgan is also the top scorer on the Hoosiers this season with 16.8 PPG and 7.3 RPG. The only other player for Indiana who is in double-figures is Robert Johnson with 13.4 PPG and 4.5 RPG to his name. 

Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in the last seven road games. The Gophers are also 2-8 ATS in the last 10 games following a straight-up loss and 1-5 ATS in their last six versus the Big Ten. 

Meanwhile, the Hoosiers are 7-0 ATS in the last seven home games and 5-1 ATS in the last six games overall. Indiana is also 5-1 ATS in the last six versus the Big Ten and 5-2 ATS in the last seven games following an ATS win. 

Despite waking up offensively after a sustained lull, the Gophers still can’t get much of anything going. Minnesota has allowed at least 91 points in two of their last three games—though they did take Michigan to OT. The last time these teams met, it was a 75-71 Hoosiers victory. In a home game facing a weakened Gophers squad, I think the door is open here for an Indiana cover—though I wouldn’t be surprised to see the uneven Hoosiers slip up. Best to stay away from this one.

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