Last week the Michigan Wolverines discovered how difficult life on the Big Ten road can be. The Wolverines 64-54 betting lines NCAA basketball loss at Wisconsin was a stark reminder of the challenges of conference away games. In the same way Friday night may pose yet another trap for the Maize and Blue. Balanced against that is Indiana’s struggle at maintaining good wagering value. Inconsistent offense has been the Hoosier’s biggest obstacle to overcome. Extending that subject is that Michigan is a strong defensive team. Points will come even harder for Indiana than what is normally the case.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Indiana Hoosiers
Date and Time: Friday, January 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
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Late on Indiana has been a poor betting lines NCAA basketball wagering value. The Hoosiers have dropped four of their last five both straight up and against the spreads. As a result, Indiana is 12-6 with a mark of 7-10 vs. the odds and 5-12 under the total. In his second year on the job head coach Archie Miller is still trying to shape the program in his image. In one example Miller has the Hoosiers playing strong defense. IU ranks 44th in the country for points allowed. But offensively the Hoosiers rank a less impressive 156th for scoring.
Michigan has maintained good online wagering value in recent games. As an example, the Wolverines have covered the spread in four of their last five matchups. To show the Maize and Blue are 17-1 straight up and 9-9 vs. the spread with 7-10 under the total. Three of their last four have gone over the total. The Wolverines rank third best in the nation for scoring offense. Of great concern is an offense that ranks 211th for scoring.
Important Names on Court
For Michigan Ignas Brazdeikis is the marquee man. To illuminate he leads the Wolverines with 14.8 points per game. Further help comes from Charles Matthews with 13.6 points per matchup. Indiana is led by Romeo Langford’s 17.9 points per tilt. Juwan Morgan adds 16.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
Stats to Consider
Starting with their record as an away team does Michigan offer value. The Wolverines have covered five of their last seven on the road. Just two of their last six away games went over the total. Contrarily Indiana has not been a reliable team at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers have covered just two of their last eight home court games. Five of their last six home games stayed under the total.
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Subsequently Michigan has covered their last two visits to Indiana’s Assembly Hall. Seven of the last nine in this series at Indiana went over the total. Overall Michigan has covered five straight over the Hoosiers.
Matchup to Watch
Especially important in this betting lines NCAA basketball matchup is the Michigan defense. Indiana’s lack of an identifiable strength is also a big problem. If follows that Michigan is the much more complete team. Extending that advantage is their far superior wagering value.
Michigan vs. Indiana NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
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Michigan vs. Indiana NCAA Betting Online Pick: Michigan Wolverines
Michigan vs. Indiana NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Michigan 81, Indiana 69
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