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


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.

View Jacksonville vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

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.


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