Jackson State Tigers (0-4) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (5-0)
November 25, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -27.5 / Jackson State Tigers +27.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The Jackson State Tigers and the Indiana Hoosiers meet Friday in college basketball action from Bloomington Assembly Hall. Jackson State is coming off a Wednesday game versus Michigan. In that one the Tigers fell by 10 points. As for Indiana, they played Little Rock in their Wednesday matchup. The Hoosiers took a 19-point win in that game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Jackson State has been on a rough run to start the season. The Tigers took a 65-56 loss to Abilene Christian in their opener, then lost 85-79 to Tulsa in game two. In the Little Rock matchup on Sunday, Jackson State fell again 94-91.
On Wednesday versus Michigan, Jackson State wad down 37-27 by halftime. The Tigers kept the pace in the second half but ended up losing 78-68. Gabe Watson led the team on 19 points, and Trace Young doubled with 13 points and 10 boards.
Over on the Indiana side, they got off to a nice start this season with an 88-53 blowout win over Morehead State. The Hoosiers kept it going with wins over Bethune-Cookman 101-49, Xavier 81-79 and Miami-OH 86-56 in the next three games.
Matched up against Little Rock on Wednesday, Indiana was up 39-30 by the break and cruised to an 87-68 win. The Hoosiers’ top scorer was Race Thompson with 20 points and eight boards. Jalen Hood-Schifino added 13 points.
PICK: I’m probably sticking with Indiana. The Hoosiers are coming off another nice performance on Wednesday versus Little Rock, shooting a scorching 57.6 percent from the field with 41 rebounds, 18 assists and 11 blocks along the way. The Hoosiers have really only had one close game so far this year: the two-point win over Xavier.
As for Jackson State, they did a pretty good job at hanging with Michigan in their last game, especially in the second half. This is going to be a tough matchup for them, though.