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Wildcats open as college hoops underdog vs Hoosiers

Northwestern WildcatsIndiana Hoosiers
Feb 15, 6:30 PM | Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall

Northwestern Wildcats vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Wildcats of Northwestern hit the hard court against the Hoosiers of Indiana.

Indiana battles the Wildcats, currently sitting with a 15-9 mark (9-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-7-1 for the Hoosiers and 13-6 for the Wildcats.

View Northwestern vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Hoosiers as 9.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 36 (Hoosiers) and the No. 229 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-73 result in favor of the Hoosiers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 325 in NCAA hoops at 30.1 per game. Contrast that with Indiana’s No. 164 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is the No. 123-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Northwestern rates No. 7 at 9 per game.

Defensively, Northwestern features the nation's No. 286-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.

Northwestern lost its last outing, an 87-77 result against Purdue on February 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Wildcats got a huge 30-point effort from John Shurna but still lost 87-77 against Purdue on Sunday at Mackey Arena.

Last time out for Indiana, they were an 84-71 winner as they battled Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Indiana earned an 84-71 victory over Illinois on Thursday, getting 22 points from Cody Zeller at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Purdue are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Iowa are 5-5
After playing Illinois are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Wildcats at Hoosiers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northwestern's last 9 games on the road
Northwestern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Northwestern is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Indiana is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Indiana is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Indiana's last 13 games when playing Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing at home against Northwestern

Next up:
Northwestern home to Minnesota, Saturday, February 18
Indiana at Iowa, Sunday, February 19

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