Two of the hottest teams in the country face off as the Indiana Hoosiers travel to Evanston to face the Northwestern Wildcats in a match-up with Big Ten implications.
Northwestern may have punched its ticket to The Big Dance with a victory over #1 Purdue. Will Northwestern carry the momentum over to a victory on Wednesday night, or will the Indiana Hoosiers notch an all-important road win?
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Northwestern Wildcats: Betting Odds
|Indiana||-2.5 (-110)||O 134 (-110)||-145|
|Northwestern||+2.5 (-110)||U 134 (-110)||+125|
Indiana Forward Trayce Jackson-Davis is one of the most impressive players in the Big Ten and remains in the running for Big Ten Player of the Year. Jackson-Davis leads the Hoosiers in scoring, rebounds, and blocked shots while shooting an astronomical 57%.
Hoosiers Guard Jalen Hood-Schifino is the ideal complement to Jackson-Davis. Hood-Schifino averages 13 points and four rebounds per game while leading the team in assists and steals while shooting 42% from the field and 39% from behind the arc.
Indiana Guard Xavier Johnson has ignited the Hoosiers’ offense. Unfortunately, Johnson remains out with a foot injury. Johnson is scheduled to return to the team at some point during the regular season, but he remains without a timetable.
Indiana Forward Mike Kopp contributes to the Hoosiers in several ways. Kopp averages eight points per game on 50% shooting from the floor and 46% from deep.
Northwestern is led by enigmatic Guard Boo Buie. Buie leads the team in points and assists while he shoots 40% from the field.
Wildcats Center Matthew Nicholson is a force on the interior. Nicholson averages six points per game but leads the team in rebounds and blocked shots.
Northwestern Guard Chase Audige is a key contributor for the Wildcats to the tune of 15 points, three assists, and three rebounds per game while leading the team in steals.
Ty Berry is the final player worth highlighting for the Wildcats. The Northwestern Guard averages nine points and five rebounds per game on 36% shooting.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Northwestern Wildcats: Match Details
Fixture: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Northwestern Wildcats
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 9:00 pm ET
Venue: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Northwestern Wildcats: Prediction
The Northwestern Wildcats have been white-hot lately as they enter this contest on a three-game winning streak, including a victory over #1 Purdue. Unfortunately for Northwestern, no team in the country has been as hot as the Indiana Hoosiers, winners of eight of their last nine games, including a victory over the Purdue Boilermakers. The Evanston crowd will be on fire for this one, but I’m still taking the better team. Take Indiana and give the points.