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Indiana vs Northwestern Basketball Picks 2-18-24

Northwestern Wildcats (17-8) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (14-10)
February 18, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +1; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Northwestern Wildcats and the Indiana Hoosiers meet in college basketball action from the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Sunday. Who comes out on top in this Big Ten tilt? Let’s dive in and find out with our Northwestern vs. Indiana Prediction.

Northwestern Team Preview

The Northwestern Wildcats come into this one looking to rebound from a 63-60 loss to Rutgers last time out. Boo Buie leads the Wildcats in scoring and assists with 19.2 PPG and 5.2 APG while Brooks Barnhizer has 14.3 PPG with a team-high 7 RPG to lead the Wildcats on the glass. Ryan Langborg has 11.6 PPG with 3.2 RPG and 2.5 APG while Ty Berry has 11.6 PPG and 3.9 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Northwestern so far this season. As a team, Northwestern is averaging 74.3 PPG on 46.2% shooting from the field, 39.4% from three and 73.2% from the foul line this season.

Indiana Team Preview

The Indiana Hoosiers come into this one looking to rebound from a 79-59 loss to Purdue last time out. Malik Reneau leads the Hoosiers in scoring with 16 PPG along with 6.1 RPG and 2.9 APG while Kel’el Ware has 14.6 PPG with a team-high 9 RPG to lead Indiana in rebounding. Trey Galloway has 11.1 PPG with a team-high 4 APG to lead the Hoosiers in the assist department and Mackenzie Mgbako has 10.9 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Indiana so far this season. As a team, Indiana is averaging 73 PPG on 47.3% shooting from the field, 32.8% from three and 66.4% shooting from the foul line this season.

Northwestern vs. Indiana Prediction

I’m on Indiana here. I get why one would look at Northwestern as they’re a solid team offensively and Indiana’s had some questionable performances at home, but the Wildcats also struggle mightily on the road. Indiana plays their best at home and home court in the Big Ten is a massive edge that can’t be understated. I think Indiana picks up a big win at home in this one, so give me the Hoosiers here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Indiana +1

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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