Indiana Hoosiers home to Sam Houston State Bearkats in NCAA Basketball betting action
Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers will be trying to slam the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Thursday when the teams tip off at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall in college betting action.
Indiana will face the 1-1 Bearkats, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hoosiers are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bearkats are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to back visiting Sam Houston State before tip-off in this one found them as 28.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 137-rated Sam Houston State taking on the No. 40-rated Hoosiers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 104-92 win for the Hoosiers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 92 PPG, against a Bearkats defense that ranks No. 40 at 52 PPG. The Hoosiers field goal percentage has averaged 51.8% so far, more than the Bearkats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.
Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 234-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Sam Houston State was an 82-31 winner at home against Hardin Simmons. The battle between the Bearkats and Cowboys didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Hardin Simmons was handed an 82-31 defeat on Tuesday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
Last time out for Indiana, they were an 87-61 winner as they battled North Dakota State at home. They covered in the match as a 20-point favorite. The battle between the Hoosiers and Bison didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Dakota State was handed an 87-61 defeat on Monday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Bearkats at Hoosiers trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Sam Houston State home to Southern Miss, Monday, November 19
Indiana at Georgia, Monday, November 19