Michigan at Indiana: 2/27/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Indiana Hoosiers (12-11) vs Michigan Wolverines (17-1)
Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Assembly Hall)
Betting Odds: Indiana Hoosiers +8 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 3rd ranked Michigan Wolverines will travel to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall to take on the Indiana Hoosiers this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The 3rd ranked Michigan Wolverines won their 6th straight game and improved to 17-1 on the season after defeating the 9th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, 79-57, this past Thursday night. Michigan led by a 32-29 margin at halftime and had no trouble pulling away for the victory after a 9-0 Wolverines run gave Michigan a 62-46 lead with 8:21 left in regulation. Michigan shot 47.1% from the field and 47.1% from beyond the arc while Iowa shot 35.6% from the field and 31.6% from beyond the arc. Michigan outrebounded Iowa by a 41-32 margin and committed just 7 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Wolverines was Franz Wagner who had 21 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, & 1 steal.
On the season, Michigan is averaging 79.1 ppg on 50.0% shooting from the field. The Wolverines are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 39.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Michigan has been led by Hunter Dickinson (14.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.7 bpg), Isaiah Livers (14.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.3 apg), Franz Wagner (12.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.3 spg), & Eli Brooks (8.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.1 spg).
Defensively, Michigan is holding their opponents to an average of 65.7% shooting from the field. The Wolverines have a rebound margin of 8.3 and a turnover margin of -1.6.
The Indiana Hoosiers lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 12-11 on the season after being defeated by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 74-63, this past Wednesday. Indiana got off to a fast start against Rutgers, however, the Scarlet Knights were able to fight back in the 1st half to take a 35-31 halftime lead and Indiana could recover after a 11-0 Scarlet Knights run gave Rutgers a 65-45 lead with 6:38 left in regulation. Indiana shot 36.1% from the field and 44.4% from beyond the arc while Rutgers shot 49.2% from the field and 39.3% from beyond the arc. Indiana outrebounded Rutgers by a 39-38 margin while each team committed 13 turnovers. Leading the way for the Hoosiers was Trayce Jackson-Davis who had a double-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, & 3 steals.
On the season, Indiana is averaging 72.1 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Hoosiers are averaging 6.3 three-pointers per game on 35.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Indiana has been led by Trayce Jackson-Davis (20.3 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.5 bpg), Armaan franklin (11.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.2 spg), Al Durham (11.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.9 apg), & Race Thompson (9.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.2 bpg).
Defensively, Indiana is allowing their opponents to average 69.9 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Hoosiers have a rebound margin of -0.1 and a turnover margin of 0.0.
The Wolverines are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Hoosiers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a straight up loss, however, are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Michigan is clearly one of the best teams in all of College Basketball as they are strong on both ends of the court, however, after their big win at home against Iowa, I think this line is getting pushed to be a bit higher than it should be. Indiana is a decent team that was able to pick up two victories over Iowa this season and as I expect we see a bit of a letdown for the Wolverines, similar to their game at Minnesota after a blowout win at home against Wisconsin, I think Indiana can do enough to cover with the points. Good Luck!