Indiana vs Northwestern Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, January 8, 2023

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The Indiana Hoosiers (10-4, 1-2 Big Ten) square off against the Northwestern Wildcats (11-3, 2-1 Big Ten) on Sunday at 12:00 PM ET in Big Ten action.

The Hoosiers match up with the Wildcats in a game that Indiana is currently a strong favorite by 6.5 points. The game has a point total of 133.5.

Indiana vs. Northwestern Odds

Point Spread for Indiana vs. Northwestern

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Indiana as the favorite.

Indiana vs. Northwestern Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Indiana has -286 odds to pick up the win, while Northwestern is listed at +229 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Bloomington, Indiana
  • Arena: Assembly Hall

Indiana vs. Northwestern Betting Trends

Indiana has six wins against the spread in 14 games this year. The Hoosiers have been victorious in eight of the nine contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Indiana’s games this year have hit the over 64.3% of the time (nine out of 14 games with a set point total).

Northwestern has eight wins against the spread in 14 games this season. The Wildcats have won two of the four games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (50%). Northwestern’s games this year have gone over the point total 21.4% of the time (three out of 14 games with a set point total).

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Indiana vs. Northwestern Key Players to Watch


Trayce Jackson-Davis paces the Hoosiers with 17.6 points per game and 8.3 rebounds, while also putting up 2.8 assists. Race Thompson is putting up 8.4 points, 1.1 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game. Jalen Hood-Schifino is posting 11.6 points, 4.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds per contest. Xavier Johnson posts a team-best 4.9 assists per game. He is also averaging 9.9 points and 3.3 rebounds, shooting 41.5% from the field.


Chase Audige is the Wildcats’ top scorer (15.8 points per game) and assist man (3.0), and produces 3.3 rebounds. Boo Buie is the Wildcats’ top assist man (4.2 per game), and he puts up 13.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Ty Berry gives the Wildcats 9.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.9 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Robbie Beran gives the Wildcats 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest. He also averages 0.5 steals and 1.0 block.

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What you need to know about the Indiana Hoosiers

With 80.7 points per game on offense, the Hoosiers are 31st in the country. At the other end of the court, they allow 67.1 points per contest, which ranks 127th in college basketball. Indiana is averaging 34.2 boards per game (98th-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 29.9 rebounds per contest (112th-ranked).

The Hoosiers are posting 86.1 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 70.0 points per contest. Indiana is draining 7.1 threes per game (220th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while owning a 37.5% three-point percentage (47th-ranked). With 7.4 three-pointers conceded per game, the Hoosiers are 217th in college basketball. They are ceding a 32.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 175th in college basketball.

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What you need to know about the Northwestern Wildcats

In 2022-23, the Wildcats are 287th in the country offensively (67.7 points scored per game) and seventh-best defensively (57.2 points conceded). At 35.8 rebounds per game and 32.1 rebounds allowed, Northwestern is 43rd and 240th in college basketball, respectively.

Beyond the arc, Northwestern is 130th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (8.0). It is 301st in 3-point percentage at 31.3%. Defensively, the Wildcats are 247th in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 7.7. They are 128th in 3-point percentage conceded at 32.0%.

Indiana vs. Northwestern Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Indiana, and we expect that Northwestern will cover the spread (Indiana -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet Indiana vs. Northwestern

You can bet on Indiana vs. Northwestern at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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