Michigan vs Indiana Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/5/23

Indiana Hoosiers (20-10) vs Michigan Wolverines (17-13)

Game Info: Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 4:30 pm (Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall)

Betting Odds: Indiana Hoosiers -5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Michigan Wolverines and Indiana Hoosiers face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. When these two teams faced off on February 11th it was Indiana that was able to secure the 62-61 victory. Michigan only scored 24 points in the second half, and that led to the defeat.

Michigan Betting Preview

Michigan comes into this game with a 17-13 record overall and they have gone 16-13-1 against the spread. Michigan’s biggest issue all season has been inconsistency, and in the last game, they really struggled. It took double overtime in the last game against Illinois, but they ended up losing 91-87. Hunter Dickinson had another strong game finishing with 31 points and 16 rebounds. Michigan is averaging 73.9 points while their defense is giving up 69.5 points per game. Hunter Dickinson is averaging 18 points while shooting 55.9 percent from the field. 

Indiana Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Indiana who sits with a 20-10 record overall and they have gone 14-15-1 against the spread. Indiana has had a nice season, but they have lost two of the last three games. In the last game against Iowa, Indiana’s defense gave up 90 points and they lost by 22 points. Indiana is averaging 75.3 points while their defense is giving up 68.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 101st while the defense is ranked 127th. Trayce-Jackson Davis is averaging 20.3 points while shooting 57.4 percent from the field. 

Michigan vs Indiana Trends

Michigan is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall. The Wolverines are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record. Indiana is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Michigan goes where Hunter Dickinson goes, and in this game, he’s going to struggle to score. Indiana is averaging 73.5 points and they are going to go over that here. Michigan isn’t going to be keeping up, and this is going to be a comfortable victory for the Hoosiers. Back Indiana against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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