Northwestern at Indiana College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/14/2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 11-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 67.2 per contest. Indiana has an overall mark of 10-7. They are averaging 74.7 points per contest and giving up 72.2, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-9 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-8 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 8-8 against the spread this season
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/11/17 F Rapolas Ivanauskas Shoulder is out for season
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
12/04/17 G Curtis Jones Personal has left team
01/10/18 F De'Ron Davis Achilles is out for season
Scottie Lindsey averages 14.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Bryant McIntosh averages 13.4 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Juwan Morgan averages 16 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Robert Johnson averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 74.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 167th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 227th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 113th in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 257th and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 291st with 11.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 191st and 263rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 69th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 164th place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 171st in the country with 74.7 points per game this year. They are 121st in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 324th in college basketball. They are 109th in the nation in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 165th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Hoosiers are 240th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Hoosiers surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 177th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 210th and 328th in those defensive statistics. They rank 180th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 119th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 162nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 107th in the nation in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 97 is ranked 86th. In terms of pace they are 261st in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 189th. As a team they are 164th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 100th in Division 1. Northwestern is 278th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 180th in the nation.
Indiana is 242nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 248th in the nation. The Hoosiers are 105th in the country in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 254th. In terms of pace they are 264th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 188th. As a team they are 197th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 260th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -2.5
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