Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 3 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 20-8 and a road record of 5-4. They are 15-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-15. The Hoosiers have an overall record of 15-13 and a home record of 13-4. They have an over/under record of 13-12 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
Scottie Lindsey comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Bryant McIntosh averages 14 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
James Blackmon averages 17 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hoosiers. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Robert Johnson averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Northwestern averages 72.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 195th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 245th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 200th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 81st and 49th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 10.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 230th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 66th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in Division 1.
Indiana averages 80.7 points per game this year which ranks them 32nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 73rd in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 109th respectively. In the turnover department the Hoosiers rank 331st with 15.4 per game. The Hoosiers allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 173rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 47th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 58th place in the nation. The Hoosiers force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 67.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 61 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 107.4 and they assist on 61.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31%. The Wildcats give up 66.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hoosiers score 85.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.6 points per game. The Hoosiers have a rating on offense of 112.9 and 50.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Indiana turns it over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.5%. The Hoosiers give up 68.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 15-9 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-15 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 12-13 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 13-12 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/08/16 F Collin Hartman Knee out indefinitely
01/21/17 F Tim Priller Eligibility out indefinitely
01/20/17 F OG Anunoby Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -3
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