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Minnesota vs. Indiana - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana at Minnesota
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
Williams Arena
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota -2.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Indiana Hoosiers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena.

The Indiana Hoosiers could use a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 71.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Romeo Langford is averaging 17.5 points and 2.4 assists while Juwan Morgan is averaging 15.4 points and eight rebounds. Justin Smith is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Devonte Green is dishing 3.1 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers have lost five of their last six road games.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers could also use a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 72.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Amir Coffey is averaging 15.2 points and 2.9 assists while Jordan Murphy is averaging 14.7 points and 11.9 rebounds. Daniel Oturu is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Kalscheur is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won four of their last five home games.

The Hoosiers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Ten and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Ten and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Golden Gophers last 4 overall. The under is 28-13-1 in Hoosiers last 42 overall.

The Indiana Hoosiers aren't winning or covering games, and for some reason they continue to get respect from oddsmakers. Indiana enters this game shooting 37.8 percent from the field and losing by an average of seven points in its last five games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are experiencing a disapointing season as well and are riding a four-game losing streak. However, The Barn is still one of the tougher venues in college basketball and they're winning by an average of 9.1 points there. Only having to lay a bucket with the Golden Gophers at home feels like a steal.

Pick:
Minnesota -2.5

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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