The Michigan Wolverines (6-2) will try to lengthen their five-game home winning streak in a matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers (4-3) at Crisler Center. Michigan is a 7.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 139 points. Tip-off is set for 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan Wolverines Free Preview
The last time the Hoosiers played, they were beaten by the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils, 91-81. Indiana’s Juwan Morgan put up 14 points and six rebounds in the game. One of Duke’s biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They made 29 trips to the line, while Indiana went 26 times.
The Wolverines are trying to rebound after their 86-71 loss to the No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels in their last game. Moritz Wagner was Michigan’s leading scorer with 20 points on 9-for-13 shooting. North Carolina had a much better free throw rate (0.177 vs. 0.076). Michigan, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (12.4 vs. 14.8).
It might turn into a high-scoring affair as two of the nation’s premier offenses face off. Michigan ranks ninth with 118.1 points per 100 possessions and Indiana is 36th (113.2) since the 2016-17 season.
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Indiana games have gone over 85.7 percent of the time, while games featuring Michigan have finished under 57.1 percent of the time. The Wolverines hold a significant advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 6-2 SU and 3-4 ATS, while the Hoosiers are 4-3 SU and 2-4-1 ATS.
The Wolverines won both games against the Hoosiers last season. In the last game, Michigan won 75-63. The Wolverines played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.2 and a solid free throw rate of 0.273. For those same stats, the Hoosiers had marks of 20.8 and 0.176, respectively.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan Wolverines Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Michigan, ATS Winner – Indiana, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Wolverines rank third in three pointers allowed per game (15.7) while the Hoosiers rank 128th (20.6).
- Michigan ranks 42nd in assists allowed per game (11.5) while Indiana ranks 89th (12.2).
- Indiana ranks 57th in rebounds per game (38.2) while Michigan ranks 320th (29.9).
- The Wolverines rank 20th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Hoosiers rank 199th (3.8).
- Michigan ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (4.2) while Indiana ranks 166th (6.3).