Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Indiana vs Minnesota battle Saturday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall as the Hoosiers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Golden Gophers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Hoosiers are 9-4 ATS. Minnesota is 6-5 on the totals; Indiana is 5-5-1.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Indiana sat as 8-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Hoosiers) and the No. 4 (Golden Gophers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 98-87 result in favor of the Hoosiers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 87 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 51 at 59.7 PPG. The Hoosiers field goal percentage has averaged 51.1% so far, more than the Golden Gophers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.
Defensively, Minnesota features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Minnesota was an 84-67 winner on the road against Illinois. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Minnesota got 29 points from Joe Coleman en route to an 84-67 victory over Illinois on Wednesday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
Indiana was a 74-51 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Penn State. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Hoosiers and Nittany Lions didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Penn State was handed a 74-51 defeat on Monday at Bryce Jordan Center.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Michigan are 5-5
After playing Illinois are 3-7
After a win are 10-0
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wisconsin are 4-6
After playing Penn State are 1-9
After a win are 9-1
A few Golden Gophers at Hoosiers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 9-0-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 13 games when playing Minnesota
Indiana is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota home to Michigan, Thursday, January 17
Indiana home to Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 15