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Michigan Indiana Betting Preview

No. 2 rated Indiana can earn the Big Ten title outright for the first time in 20 years today but No. 7 Michigan stands in the way.

The Wolverines are trying to stay perfect at home for the first time in nearly 40 years. Seven of the past 9 meetings between these Big Ten rivals have paid off for OVER bettors, so check the over-under values.

The Wolverines are 25-5 so far on the season, and 14-14-1 ATS vs. the number. The Hoosiers, meanwhile, are 25-5 and 15-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Michigan go 16-13 and the Hoosiers go 12-13-1 on the totals.

View Indiana vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wolverines at No. 36 and the Hoosiers at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 89-83 result in favor of the Hoosiers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Michigan's No. 151-rated squad against Indiana's No. 29-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Michigan rates No. 49 in the country with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 56 nationally with 7.5 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana owns the country's No. 142-rated mark, allowing 68.2 points per game on the highway. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 51 in scoring at home.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 67-58 result against Ohio State on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Hoosiers got 17 points from Cody Zeller, but it was Ohio State that prevailed in a 67-58 final on Tuesday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Michigan won its last outing, an 80-75 result against Purdue on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. The Boilermakers were burned for 26 points by Trey Burke on Wednesday as the Wolverines put another game in the win column, 80-75, at Mackey Arena.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Ohio State are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Purdue are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

 

A few Hoosiers at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing Indiana