The Indiana Hoosiers will look to stay perfect at home when they host the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a key Big Ten battle on Sunday. The Gophers (10-2, 1-2), who have won three of their last four, are coming off a 76-53 loss to Illinois on Tuesday. The Hoosiers (11-3, 2-2), who are 10-0 on their home court this season, are coming off a 67-51 win over Ohio State on Thursday. Indiana has won the last six home games against Minnesota, dating back to 2013.
Tipoff is set for noon ET. Indiana leads the all-time series 104-69. The Hoosiers are 11.5-point favorites in the latest Minnesota vs. Indiana odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 131.5. Before making any Indiana vs. Minnesota picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Minnesota vs. Indiana and locked in its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Indiana vs. Minnesota:
- Minnesota vs. Indiana spread: Indiana -11.5
- Minnesota vs. Indiana over-under: 131.5 points
- MIN: The Golden Gophers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games
- IND: The Hoosiers are 7-0 ATS in their last seven home games
Why Indiana can cover
The Hoosiers are led by forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, a Preseason All-Big Ten selection who is on the watch list for the Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy and NABC Player of the Year. He is third in the Big Ten in scoring at 19.9 points per game, fifth in rebounds (8.5) and third in field goal percentage (60.3). He is also first in the league in blocks (3.2). He has scored in double figures in each of Indiana’s last five games and he’s coming off a double-double against Ohio State with 27 points and 12 rebounds.
Also powering the offense is forward Race Thompson, who is averaging 10.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, two assists and 1.2 steals in 27.1 minutes per game. Thompson is sixth in the Big Ten in rebounding. He is hitting on 58.7 percent of his field goals, and has reached double-digit scoring in seven of the past eight games. He has registered three double-doubles, including a season-high 17 points and 12 rebounds in a double-overtime loss at Syracuse on Nov. 30.
Why Minnesota can cover
The Golden Gophers are led by Jamison Battle, a transfer from George Washington. In 12 games, Battle is averaging a team-high 18.2 points and 36.5 minutes per game. He also averages 6.2 rebounds and one assist, hitting 49.1 percent of his field goals, including 35.8 percent from 3-point range. He has reached double figures in all 12 games this season, including a season-high 27 points in a 75-65 win at Michigan on Dec. 11.
Fifth-year senior Payton Willis has returned to Minnesota after spending last season at the College of Charleston. He is averaging 15.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game. Willis is connecting on 48.6 percent of his field goals, including 44.1 percent from 3-point range. He has reached double-figure scoring in nine games, including two double-doubles.
How to make Minnesota vs. Indiana picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, predicting 137 total points, and it also has generated an against-the-spread pick that hits in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s picks at SportsLine.
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