The Indiana Hoosiers of lore are on the road to face the Michigan Wolverines in a big time Big Ten tilt. Tip-off is scheduled for this Tuesday, January 2nd at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Hoosiers have won 13 of their last 14, are 18-4 record and currently 1st in the Big Ten. On the flip side, the Wolverines enter the game on a four game winning streak, with a 17-5 record and are currently 4th in the Big Ten.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The No. 22 Indiana Hoosiers Vs Michigan Wolverines Spread
The college basketball betting spread favors Michigan by 2.5-points to beat Indiana. The Las Vegas oddsmakers have yet to release a moneyline or a game total.
What: No. 22 Indiana Hoosiers (18-4, 8-1 Big Ten) Vs Michigan Wolverines (17-5, 7-2 Big Ten)
When: Tue 02/02
Kickoff: 9:00 PM EST
Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Stadium: Crisler Center
Spread: Michigan -2.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Ind vs Mich
Bet The #22 Indiana Hoosiers Because…
Indiana’s offense has been exceptional in Big Ten Conference play this season. The Hoosiers are shooting 51.7% from the field. They are shooting 43.2% from the three-point line. Indiana is scoring 85.2 points per game. The Hoosiers have put up 85 against Ohio State, 103 versus Illinois and 89 versus Northwestern in 3 wins in Big Ten play so far this season. Indiana’s offense is one of the best in the nation. It should have no trouble putting points up against Michigan.
— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) February 1, 2016
Bet The Michigan Wolverines Because…
Michigan’s offense can match Indiana’s. It could be a high-scoring affair when these 2 teams meet on Tuesday night. Michigan’s offense has enough fire power to handle itself in a game against Indiana. The Wolverines average 77.4 points per game off of over 48% shooting from the field and 41.2% shooting from the three-point line. The Wolverines have scored 81 against Nebraska and 79 versus Penn State in 2 out of its last 3 games. Both games were Michigan wins.
Records Since Last Season
The Michigan Wolverines are 25-26 against the spread, while the Hoosiers are 27-28 ATS. The Wolverines covered the spread in their one matchup. SportsLine’s point spread pick was correct in this matchup.
2/8/2015: Indiana won 70 to 67, Michigan covered +7, Game went over 135.5
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Michigan is a good team. In addition to playing well offensively, Michigan has the ability to play shut down defense. The Wolverines held Rutgers to only 57 points in a 68 to 57 win on Jan. 27. In the win over Nebraska, Michigan held the Cornhuskers to only 68 points.
But, Indiana can play shut down defense as well. The Hoosiers beat Illinois 103 to 69. They beat Northwestern 89 to 57. Indiana is the type of team that doesn’t sacrifice its defense for offense. This is a huge test for the Hoosiers. I think that they pass it with flying colors. I like them to beat Michigan in a tough game.
My final prediction is Indiana 76, Michigan 73.