Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Golden Gophers and Hoosiers. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on FS1, and it’s hosted by the Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big Ten conference game currently have the Hoosiers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 146.5 points.

MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS VS INDIANA HOOSIERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Hoosiers -4

This game will be played at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall at 6:30 ET on Friday, January 12th.

WHY BET THE INDIANA HOOSIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Hoosiers.
  • Not only will Indiana pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Golden Gophers Exceed Expectations on the Road?

Minnesota’s record this season is 12-3, and they have won seven games in a row. They are 3-1 in Big Ten play and 9-2 in non-conference action. The Golden Gophers have been much better at home, going 11-1 compared to 1-2 on the road.

So far, Minnesota has been the underdog in five games, and their record in those contests is 2-3. Their average scoring differential on the road is -8.7 points per game, and they are 2-8 in their last ten road games.

Minnesota has been impressive against the spread this season, going 12-2-1. Their road ATS mark is 2-1 and they are 3-0 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Gophers are 6-4 ATS.

Minnesota’s over/under record this season is 7-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 145.3. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (143). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 137 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Minnesota offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against Maryland. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.7%, and they made 6 threes. For the season, the Minnesota offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 57% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.4 made three’s per contest.

So far this season, the Minnesota defense has been performing well, ranking 68th in the country at 66.3 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.7 threes per game vs. Indiana. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.8%.

Can the Hoosiers Lock in a Home Win?

Indiana comes into this game as the favorite, and they have been very good in that role this season, going 9-0. Overall, the Hoosiers are 11-5, including a 3-2 mark in the Big Ten. At home, Indiana is 9-2, and they have won four in a row.

On the other hand, the Golden Gophers are 2-5 as the underdog this season, and they have lost two straight road games. For the year, Minnesota is 11-5, and they have gone 3-2 in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers’ average scoring margin at home is +4.8, while the Golden Gophers’ average scoring margin on the road is -6.8.

Indiana’s ATS record this season is currently 7-8-1, but they have gone 4-4-1 vs. the spread in games where they were the favorite. At home, the Hoosiers have an ATS mark of 6-5 and have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three games at Assembly Hall. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Indiana is 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Indiana’s games this season (144.5). So far, the over/under record for the Hoosiers this season is 8-8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points.

In their most recent game, the Indiana offense concluded with only 57 points against Rutgers. Throughout the game, they made 7/26 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 39.7%. The top scorer for the Hoosiers was Malik Reneau with 13 points, while Mackenzie Mgbako also added 13 to the scoreboard.

On the defensive side, Indiana is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 9.0 threes per game vs. Minnesota. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.3%.