Sunday, January 29, 2017
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The Indiana Hoosiers head to Welsh-Ryan Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 2 point favorites.
The Hoosiers come into this game with an overall record of 14-7 and a road record of 1-3. They are 9-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-8. The Wildcats have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 7-11 and they are 13-4 against the spread.
James Blackmon comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hoosiers. He pulls down 4.9 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 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 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%.
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Scottie Lindsey averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Vic Law averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Indiana averages 83 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 21st in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 15 per game. The Hoosiers allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 102nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in Division 1.
Northwestern averages 75.4 points per game this year which ranks them 113th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 166th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 110th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per contest which ranks them 51st and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 22nd with 11 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 52nd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in college basketball.
The Hoosiers average 74.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.7 per contest. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 117.6 and they assist on 52.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.2%. The Hoosiers give up 81.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 79.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.7 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 110.8 and 65.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Northwestern turns it over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33%. The Wildcats give up 62.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-9 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 10-8 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 13-4 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-11 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/08/16 F Collin Hartman Knee out indefinitely
01/26/17 F Juwan Morgan Foot "?"
01/21/17 F Tim Priller Eligibility out indefinitely
01/20/17 F OG Anunoby Knee out for season
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern -2
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