Indiana vs Northwestern Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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The Indiana Hoosiers (18-7, 9-5 Big Ten) will try to build on a three-game winning streak when they visit the Northwestern Wildcats (18-7, 9-5 Big Ten) at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. The Wildcats have also won three games in a row.

The Hoosiers are currently moderate 2.5-point favorites against the Wildcats. A 134-point total is set for the matchup.

Indiana vs. Northwestern Odds

Point Spread for Indiana vs. Northwestern

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing Indiana as the favorite.

Indiana vs. Northwestern Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Indiana has -145 odds to pick up the win, while Northwestern is listed at +123 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 134 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
  • Location: Evanston, Illinois
  • Arena: Welsh-Ryan Arena

Indiana vs. Northwestern Betting Trends

Indiana is 13-11-1 against the spread this year. The Hoosiers have been chosen as favorites in 16 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (87.5%) in those games. Indiana has hit the over in 56% of its opportunities this year (14 times over 25 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Northwestern is 15-10-0 this season. The Wildcats have been the moneyline underdog 11 total times this season. They’ve finished 6-5 in those games. Northwestern has hit the over 40% of the time this season (10 of 25 games with a set point total).

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Indiana vs. Northwestern Key Players to Watch


Trayce Jackson-Davis averages 20.2 points and 11.3 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also posting 3.5 assists, shooting 56.8% from the field. Jalen Hood-Schifino paces the Hoosiers at 4.2 assists per game, while also averaging 3.9 rebounds and 12.6 points. Race Thompson is posting 7.5 points, 1.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per contest. Miller Kopp posts 8.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.


Chase Audige is putting up 15.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3 assists per game, making 38.6% of his shots from the field and 33.3% from 3-point range, with 2.1 triples per contest. The Wildcats receive 8.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Ty Berry. Robbie Beran is averaging 8.3 points, 5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, making 37.9% of his shots from the field and 35.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 triples per game.

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What you need to know about the Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana has won eight games against the spread in conference play this season, while failing to cover six times. On offense, the Hoosiers are putting up 76.5 points per game (67th-ranked in college basketball). They are ceding 67 points per contest at the other end of the court (102nd-ranked). Indiana is 71st in the nation with 33.9 rebounds per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 111th with 29.9 rebounds allowed per contest.

Offensively the Hoosiers have played better at home this season, posting 82 points per game, compared to 67.1 per game in away games. Indiana ranks 19th-best in college basketball with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.1%. It ranks 303rd in college basketball by sinking 6.2 three-pointers per contest. The Hoosiers are allowing 7.2 threes per game (182nd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 32.5% (114th-ranked) from downtown.

The Hoosiers are 7-3 against the spread and 8-2 overall over their past 10 games. Indiana has gone over the total in four of its last 10 outings. Indiana’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, scoring 70 points a contest compared to the 76.5 it has averaged this season. Indiana has been tougher on the defensive side of the ball lately, giving up 65.2 points per game over its past 10 outings compared to the 67 points per game its opponents average in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern has put together a 9-5-0 ATS record so far this season in conference action. In 2022-23, the Wildcats are 266th in the nation offensively (68.2 points scored per game) and 19th-best on defense (61.9 points conceded). In 2022-23, Northwestern is 137th in college basketball in rebounds (32.6 per game) and 219th in rebounds conceded (31.6).

At home, the Wildcats average 67.9 points per game. Away, they score 72.3. Northwestern makes 7.5 3-pointers per game and shoots 31.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 173rd and 305th, respectively, in the nation. The Wildcats are 252nd in the country in 3-pointers allowed (7.8 per game) and 204th in 3-point percentage defensively (34%).

The Wildcats have gone 6-4 in their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Northwestern has gone over the total six times. Northwestern is posting 67.3 points per game in its last 10 games, which is 0.9 fewer points than its average for the season (68.2). The Wildcats have performed worse defensively in their last 10 games, surrendering 66.4 points per contest, 4.5 more points their than season average of 61.9.

Indiana vs. Northwestern Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Northwestern, and we expect that Northwestern will cover the spread (Indiana -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134 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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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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