Indiana Hoosiers vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 2/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
Welsh-Ryan Arena is where the Northwestern Wildcats (18-7) will take on the Indiana Hoosiers (18-7) on Wednesday.
The Indiana Hoosiers faced off with Michigan and went home with a win by a final score of 62-61 in their last game. Indiana ended with a 43.4% FG percentage (23 of 53) and made 2 out of their 6 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Hoosiers knocked down 14 of 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned 27 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 dimes in this contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When discussing defense, Indiana allowed 42.6% from the floor on 23 out of 54 shooting. Michigan recorded 8 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Furthermore, Michigan grabbed 29 boards (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Michigan finished 76.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 13 attempts. They also made 5 out of their 20 attempts from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Hoosiers ended up with 16 while Michigan finished the game with 16 personal fouls.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is a guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He accounted for 28 points on 11 out of 23 shooting. He played 40 minutes and pulled down 11 boards. He finished the contest at 47.8% from the field and earned 3 dimes.
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Indiana will enter this matchup with a mark of 18-7 on the year. They turn it over 12.1 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.2 personal fouls every game. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 36.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 394 assists on the year, which has them ranked 50th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Hoosiers are connecting on 38.1% on 3-pointers (154 of 404) and 70.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.5 pts per game (65th in Division 1) while connecting on 49.5% from the field.
On defense, the Hoosiers have forced 11.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.4 fouls. They rank 70th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 284 surrendered so far this year. The Hoosiers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.0% (604 of 1,473) and they surrender 32.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are giving up 32.5% from beyond the arc and they are 105th in D-1 in points per game allowed (67.0).
The last time they took the court, the Northwestern Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 64-58 when they played Purdue. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Northwestern allowed Purdue to snag 31 in total (6 offensive). They finished 22.7% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 22 and finished the contest at 19 out of 24 at the free throw line (79.2%). The Wildcats permitted Purdue to convert 17 out of 47 tries from the field which had them shooting 36.2% for the contest. Overall, the Wildcats ended up shooting 23 out of 56 from the field which had them shooting 41.1%. With respect to 3-point shots, Northwestern buried 4 of 22 tries (18.2%). They were able to convert 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 70.0%. Purdue was called for 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while earning 11 steals in this contest. The Wildcats earned 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 29 in the matchup.
Boo Buie ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats for the matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 20 in this game giving him a rate of 45.0%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. He earned 26 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 3 dimes in this game.
Northwestern has a mark of 18-7 on the campaign. The Wildcats commit 16.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.2% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 13.4 times per game (162nd in the nation) and they turn it over 10.2 times per contest. Northwestern has earned 1,705 points for the year (68.2 per contest) and they pull down 35.1 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wildcats are hitting on 40.9% from the field, which is 335th in college basketball.
The Northwestern defense gives up 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (194 of 570) and their opposition knocks down 68.8% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 13.5 assists and 34.9 boards on a nightly basis, which is 239th and 237th in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 20th in the country in PPG allowed with 61.9. They are forcing 14.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the field (30th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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