Indiana Hoosiers at Northwestern Wildcats Free Prediction 01/22/19

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It will be a meeting between two stifling defenses when the Northwestern Wildcats (11-7, 2-5 Big 10) meet the 25th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (12-6, 3-4 Big 10) at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Northwestern Wildcats ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Wildcats defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 65-57, while the Hoosiers fell to the Purdue Boilermakers, 70-55.

Northwestern’s effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over Rutgers. The Wildcats had a rate of 0.481 (below their season average of 0.494), while the Scarlet Knights posted a mark of 0.429. Indiana, on the other hand, held Purdue to an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.8 (below their season average of 35.8). Northwestern was led by Dererk Pardon, who recorded 17 points and seven rebounds. Juwan Morgan fueled Indiana with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists.

In their first matchup this year, Morgan led the Hoosiers to a 68-66 victory. He registered a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Indiana’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Northwestern. The Hoosiers had a rate of 0.224, while the Wildcats posted a mark of 0.115.

Points could be at a premium in this meeting between two of the nation’s top defenses. Northwestern currently ranks 60th in defensive efficiency (95.6) and Indiana is 47th (94.9).

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Northwestern Wildcats ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Northwestern, ATS Winner – Northwestern, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Northwestern ranks sixth in three pointers allowed per game (17.1) while Indiana ranks 146th (22.7).
  • The Hoosiers average 4.3 blocks per game, which ranks 45th in the country. The Wildcats rank 66th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
  • The Hoosiers rank 176th in rebounds per game (35.2) while the Wildcats rank 226th (33.9).
  • Northwestern averages 15.3 assists per game, which ranks 61st in the NCAA. Indiana ranks 102nd in assists allowed per game (12.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Hoosiers have scored an average of 63.4 points per game (11.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.6 points per game (4.8 above their season average).
  • The Wildcats have been outscored by an average of 9.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Northwestern has defeated opponents by an average of 6.1 points.