Connecticut vs Indiana NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/10/2019
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -3.5
The Connecticut Huskies travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 3.5 point favorites.
Connecticut heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 76.9 points per contest while giving up 65.3 per game. Indiana has an overall record of 8-1. They are averaging 83.2 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 17.3.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-1-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 7-2-0 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
12/06/19 G Rob Phinisee Abdominal is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Wisconsin
Christian Vital comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 94%. Josh Carlton averages 12.4 points per game in 24.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Devonte Green averages 14.8 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Trayce Jackson-Davis averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 89th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 268th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 139th in the nation. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 32nd and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 284th with 12.1 per game. The Huskies allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 61st and 48th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 313th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 55th place in Division 1. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 295th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 15th in the country with 83.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in Division 1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 17.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 83rd in the nation. They are 94th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 124th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Hoosiers are 189th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Hoosiers surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 127th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 133rd and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 50th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 28.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 192nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Huskies are 118th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 153rd in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 275th. As a team they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 261st in Division 1. Connecticut is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 211th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 116.7, which is ranked 5th. They are 142nd in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 28th. As a unit they are 15th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 318th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -3.5
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