Indiana vs Minnesota Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/6/24

Minnesota (18-11) vs Indiana (16-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Williams Arena)

Betting Odds: Minnesota -5 - Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Indiana Hoosiers will travel up to Minneapolis to meet the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Big Ten play this Wednesday from the Williams Arena on the Big Ten Network. Minnesota comes in as 5-point home favorites, with the total hovering 150.5. Stay tuned for our Indiana vs Minnesota Prediction. 

Indiana Hoosiers Preview

Indiana moved to 16-13 after defeating Maryland in College Park by five, 83-78. The Hoosiers marched back in the second half to down the Terps, and they’ll now  attempt to complete the season sweep of the Gophers here in Minnesota. IU is scoring 76.3 points per game, on 49.3% shooting, while allowing 65.3 ppg, and they’re currently 9th in the Big Ten with a 8-10 record in league play. The Hoosiers are 4-6 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 3-6 on the road this season.  

Indiana Team Profile

  • Miami native Malik Reneau poured in a season-high 34 points in the win over Kennesaw State, and he’s leading Nebraska in scoring (16.2), while grabbing 5.7 rpg. 
  • Senior guard Trey Galloway led the way with 28 points in the narrow loss to Kansas, and he’s averaging 11.0 ppg and a team-leading 3.5 apg. 
  • Oregon transfer Kel’el Ware leads IU in rebounding (8.9), while scoring 14.9 ppg.
  • Freshman forward Mackenzie Mgbako has scored 12 points or more in five of the last seven games, and he’s up to 10.1 ppg.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview

Minnesota moved to 18-11 after defeating Penn State at home, 75-70. The Gophers also used a strong second period to tackle the Nittany Lions, and they’ll seek similar success here in their home finale. Minnesota is scoring 76.7 points per game, on 47.6% shooting, while allowing 66.8 ppg, and they’re currently 7th in the Big Ten with a 9-9 record in league play. The Golden Gophers are 6-4 over their last ten games, and they’re 16-3 in Minneapolis this season.  

Minnesota Team Profile 

  • Junior forward Dawson Garcia has hit the 20-point mark in four of his previous seven outings, and he leads Minnesota in scoring (17.7) and rebounding (6.6). 
  • Howard transfer Elijah Hawkins led the way with 24 points in the win over OSU, and he leads the nation in assists (7.6), while scoring 9.1 ppg.  
  • Freshman guard Cam Christie has reached double figures in six of the last seven games, and he’s third on the Gophers at 11.0 ppg.  

Indiana vs Minnesota Trends

  • IU is 13-15-1 against the spread, with a 17-12 O/U record
  • MINN is 24-5 ATS, with a 16-13 over/under record.

Indiana vs Minnesota Prediction

Minnesota comes into their Senior Night with revenge in mind here against Indiana, and those two narratives are worth leaning on when approaching this conference matchup. Both schools have been plagued by inconsistency throughout the campaign, but with the Gophers playing very well as hosts, I like swaying with them for their home finale this Wednesday. Back Minnesota for this Big Ten matchup. 

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