Northwestern at Indiana College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 8.5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 13.7 as they are averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 61.0 per contest. Indiana has an overall record of 5-2. They are averaging 82.1 points per game and surrendering 64.6, good for a point differential of 17.6.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-3-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/09/18 F Aaron Falzon Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/30/18 F Race Thompson Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
11/22/18 F Jerome Hunter Leg is out indefinitely
Vic Law comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Ryan Taylor averages 14.0 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Romeo Langford averages 17.7 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Juwan Morgan averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 46%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 74.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 195th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 235th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 213th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 224th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 182nd with 13.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 102nd and 105th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 72nd place in Division 1. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 56th in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 7th in Division 1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 17.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 96th in the nation. They are 131st in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 56th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Hoosiers are 50th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Hoosiers surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 54th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 108th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 111th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 46th with 31.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 326th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.7 per game.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 126th. They are 279th in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 225th. As a unit they are 160th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 126th in D-1. Northwestern is 167th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 56th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 110.6, which is ranked 92nd. They are 81st in D-1 in pace with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 14th. As a unit they are 31st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 319th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -8.5
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