Northwestern vs Indiana NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2020
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -11.5
The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 11.5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 5-8. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 67.5 points per game while giving up 66.4 per contest. Indiana has an overall record of 11-3. They are averaging 77.6 points per game and surrendering 67.4, good for a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-6-1 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-4-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Boo Buie Lower Body is out indefinitely
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
01/06/20 F A.J. Turner Lower Body missed last game, is questionable
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miller Kopp comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Ryan Young averages 10.8 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Trayce Jackson-Davis averages 14.8 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Devonte Green averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 67.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 274th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 250th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 262nd in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 255th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 335th with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 173rd and 112th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 202nd and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 312th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 57th in the country with 77.6 points per game this year. They are 49th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 289th in the nation. They are 42nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game, and 171st in assists per contest with 13.5. The Hoosiers are 182nd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Hoosiers surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 146th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 108th and 137th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 130th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Wildcats are 213th in the nation in offensive rating with 100. In terms of pace they are 292nd in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 272nd. As a team they are 235th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 242nd in Division 1. Northwestern is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 222nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 109.4, which is ranked 43rd. They are 174th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 119th. As a unit they are 91st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 323rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -11.5
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