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No Strong Opinion on Michigan-Indiana Game Tonight

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Jan/25/2019

The books haven't shown any real lean one way or another in regard to the Michigan-Indiana College Basketball game Friday night.


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The Wolverines are the single highest exposure for the North American facing sportsbooks Friday night, still seeing better than 80% of the spread action as a -4.5 favorite on the road.

Though Pinnacle was holding at -4, most books sat on the -4.5 and a handful of books were not moving off the -5. This one opened at -3.5.

More aggressive line movement to -4 across the board would surely have helped boost the notion that books believed Indiana could cover here, especially being that Sagarin suggests a line of Michigan -2. Recent series history goes against the Hoosiers however.

The Hoosiers also enter this game having dropped five consecutive games following a strong start. 

The Wolverines (18-1, 7-1 Big Ten) won the first meeting with Indiana on Jan. 6, 74-63, with Matthews and Jordan Poole each scoring 18 points.

That began the Hoosiers' tumble down the standings.

Indiana's slide has been partly due to poor perimeter shooting. It has made just 25 percent of its 3-point shots in the past five games.

"We've got to be better and figure out different ways to re-create some of our movement," coach Archie Miller said. "We have to be able to be harder to guard, not as much stationary. We're not shooting the ball well right now."

Record So Far

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 6-5 (54.5%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 3-2 (60%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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