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Wolverines open as college hoops underdog vs Hoosiers

Michigan WolverinesIndiana Hoosiers
Jan 5, 9:00 PM | Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall

Michigan Wolverines vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds

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Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall features an NCAAB clash between the host Indiana Hoosiers and the visiting Michigan Wolverines in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Hoosiers sit at 13-1 (8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wolverines are currently 12-2 (6-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Indiana is 6-3 OU, and Michigan is 7-3-1 OU.

View Michigan vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Indiana sat as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hoosiers, most recently No. 26 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolverines, who rate No. 93 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 90-80 victory for the Hoosiers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Indiana's No. 6-ranked scoring average of 82.6 PPG, against a Wolverines defense rated No. 43 and allowing 59.9 PPG. The Hoosiers FG% has averaged 50.2% to date this season, more than the Wolverines shooters have managed so far (48.1% per game).

Defensively, Michigan features the nation's No. 220-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 38 nationally in scoring at home.

Michigan was a 61-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as favorites. Trey Burke went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Michigan over Minnesota, 61-56, on Sunday at Crisler Arena.

Indiana was a 74-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ohio State. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. The Hoosiers grabbed a 74-70 win over the Buckeyes on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Jordan Hulls at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Wisconsin are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Penn State are 5-5
After playing Ohio State are 3-7
After a win are 9-1

A few Wolverines at Hoosiers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Michigan is 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Indiana is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Michigan

Next up:
Michigan home to Wisconsin, Sunday, January 8
Indiana at Penn State, Sunday, January 8

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