Indiana Hoosiers vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 2/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-3)
The Indiana Hoosiers (10-8) go to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Northwestern Wildcats (6-10). Indiana opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 137.
Indiana will enter this game with a win-loss record of 10-8 this year. The Hoosiers are shooting 34.7% on 3-pointers (113 of 326) and 66.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 72.5 points per contest (159th in the nation) while going 45.0% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.9 fouls per contest. As a team, Indiana is snagging 35.1 rebounds per contest and has earned 258 assists for the season, which is 73rd in the nation in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Hoosiers are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. The Hoosiers are allowing a FG percentage of 41.6% (425 of 1,021) and they surrender 35.7 boards per contest as a group. They are 169th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 205 conceded this season. They are relinquishing 33.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 128th in D-1 in PPG allowed (68.3).
The Indiana Hoosiers faced the Iowa Hawkeyes and took home the win by a score of 67-65 in their last contest. Indiana ended with a 35.9% FG percentage (23 of 64) and converted 6 out of their 23 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hoosiers made 15 of 24 shots for a rate of 62.5%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 39 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 15 assists for the matchup while earning 8 steals and 5 blocks. In relation to defending, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 35.9% from the floor on 23 of 64 shooting. Iowa distributed 5 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Hawkeyes pulled down 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Iowa went 86.4% at the charity stripe by converting 19 of their 22 shots. They buried 8 of 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is someone who was a contributor for the contest. He notched 17 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins played and also pulled down 12 rebounds. Jackson-Davis ended up shooting 58.3% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Hoosiers was Race Thompson. He snagged 6 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor for the matchup via 5-of-10 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Thompson was on the hardwood for 30 minutes.
Northwestern has a win-loss mark of 6-10 for the year. The Wildcats have committed 18.0 fouls every game while shooting 72.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 16.3 times per game (33rd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.1 times per contest. Northwestern has earned 1,191 points for the campaign (74.4 per game) and they grab 33.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which ranks them 156th in college hoops. The Wildcats are ranked 228th in D-1 in points given up per game with 72.1. They have conceded 15.0 dimes and 35.2 total boards per game, ranking them 301st and 188th in the country. The Northwestern defense gives up 34.0% on 3-pointers (132 of 388) and opponents are connecting on 72.5% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.6% from the field (204th in college basketball).
When they last played, the Northwestern Wildcats took a loss by a score of 75-70 when they played the Purdue Boilermakers. The Wildcats pulled down 22 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 28 for this game. They also stuffed 3 tries while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Boilermakers committed 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 11 shots. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.7%. When talking about three-point shots, Northwestern converted 10 out of their 28 attempts (35.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats finished shooting 26 for 59 from the floor which had them shooting 44.1%. The Wildcats permitted the Boilermakers to convert 22 of their 54 attempts from the field which had them at 40.7% for this game. They finished 34.8% from distance by connecting on 8 of 23 and ended up shooting 23 of 24 from the free throw line (95.8%). When talking about rebounding, Northwestern allowed Purdue to snag 32 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Pete Nance was important for the Wildcats for the contest. He made 8 of 12 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which got him 20 points. Nance grabbed 8 rebounds in his 37 minutes and had 2 dimes in this contest. One more player that was important for Northwestern was Chase Audige. He totaled 18 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood by way of 7 of 15 from the floor for the matchup. Audige finished going 46.7% from the floor while also earning 6 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Northwestern (+3)
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