Looking to win big? The Hoosiers and Golden Gophers face off at 9:00 ET on BTN. The Golden Gophers are hosting the game at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 150 points, and Minnesota is favored by -5 to win at home against Indiana.

INDIANA HOOSIERS VS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers -5

This game will be played at Williams Arena at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Golden Gophers.
  • Not only will Minnesota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Indiana Secure a Road Victory?

Indiana has been much better at home than on the road this season, as they have gone 12-6 at home compared to just 4-7 on the road. They are coming off a win against Maryland, and they have won two straight games. So far this year, they have gone 16-13, and they are 8-10 in conference play.

As the underdog, Indiana has gone 5-10 this season. On the road, their average scoring margin is -6.8 points per game. So far this season, they have been the underdog 15 times, compared to being the favorite 14 times.

As the underdog, Indiana has gone 8-7 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hoosiers have an ATS mark of 6-4. On the road, Indiana is 5-5-1 vs. the spread this year.

This season, the over/under record in Indiana games is 17-12. So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 150. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 154 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Indiana offense tallied 83 points in a matchup against Maryland. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.4%, and they made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Hoosiers was Mackenzie Mgbako with 24 points, while Malik Reneau also added 14 to the scoreboard.

So far, the Hoosiers’ defense is ranked 252nd in the country at 75.1 points per contest. The Indiana defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Maryland to connect on 9 threes.

Will Minnesota Find a Way to Win at Home?

Minnesota comes into this game with an 18-11 record, including a 9-9 mark in Big Ten play. They are 16-3 at home this season, and they have won their last five games at home, including a 75-70 win over Penn State in their most recent game.

So far this season, the Golden Gophers have been favored in 14 games, going 13-1 in those contests. On the other hand, they are just 5-10 when they have been the underdog.

Minnesota has been one of the best teams in the country against the spread this season, going 22-6-1. At home, their ATS mark is 15-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Gophers have gone 8-2 vs. the spread.

Minnesota’s over/under record for the season sits at 16-13, and today’s line of 150 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144.1). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 157 points scored.

In their latest game, Minnesota offense put up 75 points against Penn State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46% and made 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Dawson Garcia, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 17.4, while Cam Christie also carries a PPG average of 11.9 into the game.

The Golden Gophers’ defense is presently ranked 140th nationally, allowing an average of 71.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.3 threes per game vs. Indiana. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.3%.