Indiana Hoosiers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Free Pick

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Indiana Hoosiers
vs.
Minnesota Golden Gophers

Date/Time: Tuesday February 26, 7:00 pm EST

Television: ESPN2

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Point Spread: Indiana -5

Total: OFF

 

Basketball Betting Game Trends

Indiana Hoosiers

  • Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Indiana is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  • Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
  • Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Indiana
  • Minnesota is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games

 

The Indiana Hoosiers are firmly entrenched as not only the No.1 team in the nation but as the clear favorite to win this year’s Big Ten regular season title as a result of last Tuesday’s thrilling 72-68 victory over then-No.4 Michigan State as a one-point underdog on the road. They are now 24-3 straight-up overall and 12-2 SU in conference play. Indiana has covered in six of its last seven games to move to 15-10 against the spread on the year. The total has stayed UNDER in three of its last five games.

The Hoosiers could be the most complete team in the nation especially on offense with an average of 82.5 points a game while shooting 50 percent from the field. They are holding their opponents to 61.3 points a game and ranked 24th in the nation in rebounds with an average of 39. Cody Zeller leads the team in scoring (16.6 points) and rebounds (8.1), but it has been the play of Victor Oladipo that has cemented this team as the odds-on-favorite to win this season’s NCAA Tournament.

Minnesota climbed into the top 10 earlier in the season after a 15-1 SU start, but an 88-81 loss to Indiana as an eight-point road underdog on Jan.12 started a free-fall that has resulted in just three SU wins in its last 11 games. The Golden Gophers are now 18-9 SU overall and 6-8 SU in conference play. After failing to cover in five of their last six games, they are 13-11-1 ATS this year. The total has stayed UNDER in eight of their last nine games.

While there have been some wild upsets this season in just about every major conference, it is hard to see that happening in this contest. If the Gophers are going to have any chance at making a game out of this mismatch, they will need a monster effort from a couple of players named Hollins that are not related. Andre leads the team with 13.6 points a game and Austin is chipping-in another 11.1 points. The problem is that both are shooting less than 41 percent from the field.

Prediction

Indiana has its sights set firmly on a No.1 seed for next month’s NCAA Tournament so it is not about to slip-up in a game it should win by double-digits, especially with the extra rest from not playing this past weekend.

Indiana 83 Minnesota 68

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