The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines are going to finish Big Ten play as the conference’s regular-season champions, and they will look to add wins to their March Madness resume when they visit the struggling Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington this weekend. The Wolverines can’t relax against this Hoosiers team, though, as Indiana can still bite hard. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Michigan Wolverines vs Indiana Hoosiers NCAA College Basketball Game on February 27 2021
Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
When: Saturday, February 27, 2021, 12:00 PM ET
Betting on the Michigan Wolverines (odds)
Record: 16-1 Overall / 11-1 Conference
Michigan showed once again why it is a strong contender for the national title, as the Wolverines downed a potential No. 1 seed in the form of the Ohio State Buckeyes at home last Sunday, 92-87. Before taking on Indiana, the Wolverines are going to face the Iowa Hawkeyes, but whatever happens in that game, Michigan is likely to be a road favorite when it takes on the Hoosiers on Saturday, barring any serious injuries or unseen significant developments. Michigan was led by Hunter Dickinson in the Ohio State game, as the seven-footer had 22 points and nine rebounds with two blocks and a pair of assists while shooting nearly 60 percent from the field. He’ll be a challenge for Indiana big man Trayce Jackson-Davis and the two could cancel each other out. If that would be the case, Michigan’s deeper roster should spell the difference. Michigan has six players averaging at least 8.0 points per game to just four by Indiana.
The under is 3-1 in Michigan’s last four road games.
Betting on the Indiana Hoosiers (odds)
Record: 12-11 Overall / 7-9 Conference
The Hoosiers are in need of a shot in the arm after losing back to back to the Michigan State Spartans (78-71) at home on Feb. 20 and to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (74-63) on the road last Wednesday. Jackson-Davis led Indiana with 17 points and 11 rebounds but did not get much help outside of the 17 points from Aljami Durham. Armaan Franklin and Rob Phinisee were nowhere to be found, as they combined for a grand total of zero points on 0-of-9 shooting from the field. Indiana’s not going to win many games against elite competition if those two keep on misfiring, so the pressure is for Franklin and Phinisee along with Race Thompson to provide scoring support for Jackson-Davis. Thompson went 1 of 3 from the field for two points in the Rutgers game. Still, Indiana is a dangerous team, as it got wins against the likes of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Indiana is 2-1 against the spread in its last three games as the home team.
Michigan wins, 74-69.
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