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Indiana vs. Michigan - 1/25/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Michigan at Indiana
Date & Time Friday January 25, 2019, 6:30 PM (EST)
Location
Assembly Hall
Bloomington, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana +3.5 -- Over/Under: 133
TV Channel
FS1
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The Michigan Wolverines and Indiana Hoosiers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Assembly Hall.

The Michigan Wolverines look for another victory to build on their impressive 18-1 record. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 71.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 57.1 points on 40 percent shooting. Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 14.9 points and 1.1 assists while Charles Matthews is averaging 13.3 points and five rebounds. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Jon Teske is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have won three of their last four road games.

The Indiana Hoosiers need a victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 74.2 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Romeo Langford is averaging 17.6 points and 2.4 assists while Juwan Morgan is averaging 16.5 points and 7.9 rebounds. Justin Smith is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Devonte Green is dishing 3.2 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Wolverines are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 road games and 25-9-1 ATS in their last 35 vs. Big Ten. The Hoosiers are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big Ten and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wolverines are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 25-11-1 in Hoosiers last 37 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Wolverines last 8 road games.

The Michigan Wolverines have won the last five meetings against the Indiana Hoosiers, and each of the last four wins have come by double digits, which includes an 11-point win a couple of weeks ago. Indiana is shooting just 41.9 percent from the field and losing by an average of 10.2 points during their five-game losing streak. Michigan has been a little shaky in its last two games, but it's still a team that's dominated the spread both on the road and in conference play the last couple of years. The Michigan Wolverines have also won three of their last four on the road and are winning those games by an average of 7.2 points. I usually love backing Indiana at home, but the small chalk makes me lean toward the more consistent and better basketball team in the Michigan Wolverines.

Pick:
Michigan Wolverines -3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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