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Northwestern vs. Indiana - 1/22/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana at Northwestern
Date & Time Tuesday January 22, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Welsh-Ryan Arena
Evanston, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Northwestern PK -- Over/Under: 134
TV Channel
BTN
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The Indiana Hoosiers and Northwestern Wildcats meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The Indiana Hoosiers need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 74.6 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Romeo Langford is averaging 17.9 points and 2.4 assists while Juwan Morgan is averaging 16.4 points and 7.7 rebounds. Justin Smith is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Devonte Green is dishing 3.2 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers have lost five of their last six road games.

The Northwestern Wildcats could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 70.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Vic Law is averaging 16.6 points and 6.5 rebounds while Dererk Pardon is averaging 14 points and 1.9 assists. Ryan Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and A.J. Turner is grabbing three rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern Wildcats are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Northwestern Wildcats have won eight of their last 11 home games.

The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten, 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoosiers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Northwestern and 7-21 ATS in the last 28 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in Wildcats last 6 overall. The under is 25-10-1 in Hoosiers last 36 overall.

The home team has won each of the last seven meetings between Northwestern and Indiana. The Indiana Hoosiers have also been horrible on the road this season where they've lost five of their last six and are losing by an average of 8.2 points. The Northwestern Wildcats are better than what their record indicates, especially at home where they're allowing just 39 percent shooting and winning by an average of 11.7 points. Northwestern is simply the better team here overall, and the fact you can get this team at home in a pick em makes you question things. I'll still take it.

Pick:
Northwestern PK

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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