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Big Ten Tournament - Northwestern Wildcats Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Indiana Hoosiers

Northwestern Wildcats


Indiana Hoosiers
Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:30 PM ET
United Center

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Indiana Hoosiers try to run the Northwestern Wildcats off the court at United Center in college hoops action.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Indiana Hoosiers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Northwestern Wildcats opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Northwestern Wildcats vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 19-12 and 14-15-1 ATS Indiana Hoosiers will face the 15-16 Northwestern Wildcats, who own a 18-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Indiana Hoosiers are 19-9-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Northwestern Wildcats are 15-10-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 288-rated Northwestern Wildcats taking on the No. 30-rated Indiana Hoosiers in this contest.

How Northwestern Wildcats vs Indiana Hoosiers Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Indiana has the nation's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 77.97 PPG. The visiting Northwestern Wildcats defense ranks No. 98 allowing on average 64.35 PPG. The Hoosiers FG% has averaged 47.14% so far, more than the Indiana Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.56% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern got 15 points from Tre Demps but lost anyway, 69-52, to Iowa on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Indiana got 21 points from Yogi Ferrell but lost anyway, 74-72, to Michigan State on Saturday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Indiana Hoosiers Betting Odds Trends

Northwestern is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Northwestern is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Northwestern is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 7 games
Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Northwestern
Indiana is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Northwestern