Indiana vs Michigan Odds: Line, Spread, Over/Under
Coming off a thrilling 68-65 win over #4 ranked Purdue, the 14-4 Indiana Hoosiers turn their attention to the 8-7 Michigan Wolverines at 2:30 PM. WynnBET has the Hoosiers as 4-point favorites and -180 on the moneyline ($18 to win $10) while the over/under is set at 133.5.
Indiana vs Michigan Prediction Tonight
You know how in Super Mario if you eat a mushroom then Mario gets super big and can crush any foe? They must keep those mushrooms stocked at Assembly Hall, because Indiana at home has become one of the surest bets in sports.
With a sparkling 12-0 straight-up and 10-2 against the spread (ATS) record at home, including 9 straight covers, Indiana simply becomes a different basketball team within the friendly confines of Assembly Hall. With Trayce Jackson-Davis leading the way and Rob Phinisee coming off a career high with 20 points and the game-winning shot against Purdue, this is a confident team clicking on all cylinders right now.
They face a talented but underachieving Wolverines squad that underlying metrics suggest is better than their record. Bart Torvik ranks Michigan as the 32nd-best offense and 69th-best defense, so they’re a balanced team that hasn’t been able to put everything together yet. I do not believe today is the day they solve their problems.
Michigan boasts the 28th-best 3-point defense in the country but just the 150th-ranked 2-point defense. This will be problematic against an Indiana team with the 38th-best 2-point offense that prefers to beat you inside with Jackson-Davis. Indiana will utilize their defense to frustrate the Wolverines and generate easy looks in the paint with their patient offense.
Give me Indiana -4 as my best bet of the game as the Hoosiers will stay motivated to catch Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference standings. As a rule, I do not jump in front of speeding trains or teams powered by Super Mario mushrooms and will continue betting on Indiana at home until they show me I shouldn’t.
What Channel is the Indiana Game On?
Indiana vs Michigan will be broadcast on CBS at 2:30 PM CST.