Indiana favored by 37.5 against Jacksonville on Friday

Jacksonville DolphinsIndiana Hoosiers
Dec 28, 8:00 PM | Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall

Jacksonville Dolphins vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds

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The Indiana Hoosiers will hit the floor running against the visiting Jacksonville Dolphins Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hoosiers are 11-1 so far on the season, and 8-2 ATS vs. the number. The Dolphins, meanwhile, are 5-7 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 4-3-1 and the Dolphins go 0-0 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Indiana opened as 37.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hoosiers - Dolphins odds would favor the Hoosiers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Jacksonville is at No. 307. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-68 win for the Hoosiers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Indiana has the nation's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 89.1 PPG. The visiting Dolphins defense ranks No. 274 allowing on average 71.2 PPG. The Hoosiers FG% has averaged 52.1% so far, more than the Dolphins marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.

Defensively, Jacksonville features the nation's No. 205-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 nationally in scoring at home.

Jacksonville won its last outing, a 65-53 result against Furman on December 22. The Dolphins grabbed a 65-53 win over the Paladins on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Jarvis Haywood at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

In their last action, Indiana was an 88-52 winner at home against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 32.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Hoosiers and Owls didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida Atlantic was handed an 88-52 defeat on Friday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Iowa are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few Dolphins at Hoosiers trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Jacksonville home to Northern Kentucky, Monday, December 31
Indiana at Iowa, Monday, December 31

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