Monday, January 30, 2012
Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan Wolverines ATS
No. 17 Indiana Hoosiers vs. No. 22 Michigan Wolverines
NCAA Basketball Point Spread: OFF O/U OFF
Projected Odds: Michigan has lost 3 of their last 5 games, but they are at home and will be favored in this game, but not by much. Check back to Coopers Pick on early Wednesday for the lines to this Big 10 game.
Futures Odds to win NCAA Championship: Indiana 41.00 / Michigan 61.00
Tip Off: Wednesday February 1, 2012 6:30 PM EST
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Both Indiana (17-5) and Michigan (16-6) have been up and down in the last few games with Indiana winning 2 of their last 3 games after their 3-game losing streak and Michigan at 3-3 in their last 6 games. The Wolverines are faring better in Big 10 play at 6-3 with the Hoosiers at 5-5. Michigan will have to play good D in this game, as Indiana has the nation’s 14th highest scoring team and they rank 3rd in the nation in team FG%. The Hoosiers blew up for 103 points in their last game and that does not bode well for a Wolverines team that only ranks 186th in the nation in scoring.
These 2 teams met at Indiana on January 5th and the Hoosiers beat the Wolverines 73-71.
In their last games Indiana beat Iowa 103-89 and Michigan lost to Ohio State 64-49.
This season Indiana is 11-6 ATS with an O/U record of 11-5 and Michigan is 10-8-1 ATS with an O/U record of 10-8.
Indiana has a great frontcourt with 6’11” freshman Cody Zeller (15.2 ppg 6/1 rpg) and 6’9” Christian Watford (12.7 ppg 5.7 rpg). Watford went for 25 points in the earlier match up with the Wolverines and overall the Hoosiers shot lights out in the game with a FG% of 55.1% and they buried 7 of their 11 3-pointers and if that happens again Michigan will lose.
While the Hoosiers are led by their backcourt the Wolverines are led by their backcourt with Tim Hardaway Jr. (15.2 ppg) and Trey Burke (14.1 ppg). This duo was 11/34 in the earlier loss to the Hoosiers and it does not need to be said they need to shoot the rock better this time around. On the other side if the coin Zeller and Watford were a combined 16/21 from the field in the match up earlier this month.
The Wolverines settled for too many jumpers in the earlier match up with the Hoosiers only getting to the free throw line 11 times in the game. This Wednesday night at home they have to attack the rim and get some easy points from the charity stripe.
In some betting trends for this Big 10 match up Indiana is 3-0 ATS in their last 3 games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, and in their last 10 games they have an Over record of 7-2-1.
Michigan is 3-2-1 ATS in their last 6 games and in their last 10 games they have an Under record of 7-3.