Northwestern Wildcats vs. Indiana Hoosiers ATS Prediction

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A five-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Indiana Hoosiers (5-2) when they clash with the Northwestern Wildcats (6-1) at Assembly Hall. Action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Northwestern Wildcats at Indiana Hoosiers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Hoosiers lost big to the third-ranked Duke Blue Devils, 90-69, while the Wildcats beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 67-61.

The Wildcats held the Yellow Jackets to an effective field goal percentage of 0.415 (below their season average of 0.496) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (32.4 vs. 30.3). Indiana, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.5 (above their season average of 31.1). Romeo Langford played a pivotal role for Indiana with 13 points and six rebounds. Vic Law, meanwhile had a good game for Northwestern, contributing 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Hoosiers won the only contest between these two teams last season, 66-46. Indiana’s 0.509 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Northwestern, who had a rate of 0.330.

This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Indiana. Since last season, Indiana ranks 209th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.1 percent), while the gambling defense of Northwestern has forced the 86th-most turnovers in the country (20.4 percent). ,

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Indiana Hoosiers Odds Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Northwestern, ATS Winner – Northwestern, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Northwestern ranks 57th in blocks per game (4.2) while Indiana ranks 215th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • The Hoosiers rank 153rd in rebounds per game (35.9) while the Wildcats rank 256th (33.6).
  • Indiana ranks 112th in assists per game (14.4) while Northwestern ranks 162nd in assists allowed per game (13.3).
  • The Hoosiers rank 123rd in steals per game (6.5) while the Wildcats rank 254th (5.2).
  • Northwestern ranks 143rd in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while Indiana ranks 272nd (19.2).