Thursday, January 26, 2017
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 1 point favorites.
The Hoosiers come into this game with an overall record of 14-6 and a road record of 1-2. They are 9-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Wolverines have an overall record of 13-7 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 12-5 and they are 6-11 against the spread.
For expert handicapping advice on this matchup and other NCAA basketball games check out our handicapping tips.
James Blackmon comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hoosiers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Robert Johnson averages 14 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Zak Irvin averages 14.5 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wolverines. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Derrick Walton averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Indiana averages 84.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 25th in the country. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 60th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 14.9 per game. The Hoosiers allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 300th in Division 1.
Michigan averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 138th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 45th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 30.1 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 342nd and 152nd respectively. In the turnover department the Wolverines rank 1st with 9.4 per game. The Wolverines allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 288th and 346th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the nation. The Wolverines force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in college basketball.
The Hoosiers average 76.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.7 per contest. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 118.3 and they assist on 52.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.6%. The Hoosiers give up 80 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolverines score 75.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.2 points per game. The Wolverines have a rating on offense of 115.7 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 63.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Michigan turns it over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.6%. The Wolverines give up 61.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-8 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-8 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-11 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 12-5 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/08/16 F Collin Hartman Knee out indefinitely
01/25/17 F Juwan Morgan Foot "?" Thursday vs. Michigan
01/21/17 F Tim Priller Eligibility out indefinitely
01/20/17 F OG Anunoby Knee out for season
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan -1
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks