The Michigan Wolverines will look to stay hot when they host the Indiana Hoosiers in a key Big Ten Conference matchup on Sunday. The Wolverines (15-9), who finished third in the Big Ten at 15-5 and were 30-7 overall in 2018-19, have won two straight and four of five, while the Hoosiers (16-8), who tied with Ohio State for eighth in the conference at 8-12 and were 19-16 overall a year ago, have lost four of five.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET from Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Indiana is looking to earn its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2015-16. The Wolverines are eight-point favorites in the latest Indiana vs. Michigan odds, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 139. You’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model before laying any Michigan vs. Indiana picks down.
Michigan ( (listen)) is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. Its name originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning “large water” or “large lake”. With a population of just under 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation’s most populous and largest metropolitan economies.
Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is often noted as being shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often called “the U.P.”) is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge connects the peninsulas. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds.The area was first occupied by a succession of Native American tribes over thousands of years. Inhabited by Natives, Métis, and French explorers in the 17th century, it was claimed as part of New France colony. After France’s defeat in the French and Indian War in 1762, the region came under British rule. Britain ceded this territory to the newly independent United States after Britain’s defeat in the American Revolutionary War. The area was part of the larger Northwest Territory until 1800, when western Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. Michigan Territory was formed in 1805, but some of the northern border with Canada was not agreed upon until after the War of 1812. Michigan was admitted into the Union in 1837 as the 26th state, a free one. It soon became an important center of industry and trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular immigrant destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although Michigan developed a diverse economy, it is widely known as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, which developed as a major economic force in the early 20th century. It is home to the country’s three major automobile companies (whose headquarters are all within the Detroit metropolitan area). While sparsely populated, the Upper Peninsula is important for tourism thanks to its abundance of natural resources, while the Lower Peninsula is a center of manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, services, and high-tech industry.
Michigan vs. Indiana odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Feb …
Indiana (listen) is a U.S. state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th-largest by area and the 17th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.
Before becoming a territory, various indigenous peoples and Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Since its founding as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern United States; the state’s northernmost tier was settled primarily by people from New England and New York, Central Indiana by migrants from the Mid-Atlantic states and from adjacent Ohio, and Southern Indiana by settlers from the Southern states, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee.Indiana has a diverse economy with a gross state product of $359.12 billion in 2017. Indiana has several metropolitan areas with populations greater than 100,000 and a number of smaller industrial cities and towns. Indiana is home to professional sports teams, including the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, and hosts several notable athletic events, including the Indianapolis 500.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has crushed its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread the past three years, returning $2,770 to $100 players. It also entered Week 15 of the 2019-20 season on a 42-27 run on all top-rated college basketball picks. Anybody who followed it has seen some huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan vs. Indiana. You can visit SportsLine now to see its picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Indiana vs. Michigan:
Michigan vs. Indiana odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Feb …
- Indiana vs. Michigan spread: Michigan -8
- Indiana vs. Michigan over-under: 139 points
- Indiana vs. Michigan money line: Indiana +277, Michigan -384
- IU: Averages 73.0 points per game this season
- MICH: 10-6 against the spread as a favorite
Why Michigan can cover
With seven Big Ten Conference games remaining, Michigan’s 75.7 points per game is the most since 1999-2000 (75.5). The Wolverines are shooting 46 percent from the field, which ranks 69th in the nation, and have had 10 games shooting above 50 percent from the field with a season high of 57.7 percent against Iowa State. Michigan also averages 8.4 3-pointers per game with 10 games with 10 or more 3-pointers. The Wolverines are shooting 34.8 percent from deep.
Senior guard Zavier Simpson continues to distribute the basketball and has already recorded 185 assists this season. He has 13 8-plus assist games with six games of 10 or more. He set his career best with 14 assists against Houston Baptist on Nov. 22. He can also score, and is just 27 points away from 1,000 career points, averaging 12.5 points per game this season.
Why Indiana can cover
Even so, the Wolverines aren’t a lock to cover the Indiana vs. Michigan spread. That’s because the Hoosiers are looking to clinch their ninth straight winning season and 46th in 50 years. Under third-year coach Archie Miller, Indiana is 51-39 (.567). The Hoosiers are coming off an 89-77 win over Iowa, which snapped a four-game losing streak.
Offensively, Indiana is led by freshman forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, who is averaging 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He has scored in double figures in six of the past seven games, bettering his average in three of those games. His best game so far was a 25-point, 15-rebound performance against Nebraska on Dec. 13. He has already recorded seven double-doubles.
How to make Michigan vs. Indiana picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total. In fact, it says Indiana’s De’Ron Davis will score more than one point more than his average, while Michigan’s Franz Wagner will better his average by nearly a point. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Indiana vs. Michigan? And which side of the spread can you bank on in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Michigan vs. Indiana spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $2,700 on its college basketball picks the last three years, and find out.
Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe.
There was an error processing your subscription.