Hoosiers vs Gophers Big Ten Pick
The Indiana Hoosiers were tagged with an ATS loss by the Minnesota Golden Gophers earlier this season as those Big Ten schools meet once again in basketball betting action on Tuesday.
Indiana topped Minnesota 88-81 when they last met on January 12, but they failed to cover the 8-point spread at home on the college basketball betting lines in that contest. Overall, top-ranked Indiana is 4-6 SU and 6-4 ATS in its last 10 games against Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers are 18-9 so far on the season, and 13-12 ATS vs. the number. They were No. 8 in the AP poll the last time these teams met but have faded badly. The Hoosiers, meanwhile, are 24-3 and 15-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 9-13 and the Hoosiers go 11-11-1 on the totals.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Hoosiers were listed as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Gophers at No. 17 and the Hoosiers at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 90-76 result in favor of the Hoosiers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 136-ranked offense, averaging 69.1 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 58 at 61.3 PPG. The Golden Gophers field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Hoosiers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50% per game.
Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 125-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.2 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.
Indiana won its last outing, a 72-68 result against Michigan State on February 19. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Indiana earned a 72-68 victory over Michigan State on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Victor Oladipo at Breslin Center.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 71-45 loser as they battled Ohio State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. Minnesota was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Ohio State and falling by a 71-45 score at Value City Arena.
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Iowa are 5-5
After playing Michigan State are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Penn State are 8-2
After playing Ohio State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Hoosiers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
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
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
Minnesota is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Indiana
Indiana home to Iowa, Saturday, March 2
Minnesota home to Penn State, Saturday, March 2