The Indiana Hoosiers (8-1) meet the UConn Huskies (6-2) at Madison Square Garden. The game can be seen on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
UConn Huskies vs. Indiana Hoosiers Betting Prediction
The last time the Huskies played, they dismantled the Iona Gaels, 80-62. The Huskies, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.2, had an extraordinary mark of 48.7 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.531 (above their season average of 0.463). UConn was led by Josh Carlton, who was the game’s leading scorer with 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting.
The Hoosiers got blown out by the Wisconsin Badgers in their last outing, 84-64. Wisconsin’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Indiana. The Badgers posted a mark of 5.9 (better than their season average of 16.3), while the Hoosiers had a rate of 16.3. Indiana’s Devonte Green had 10 points in the game.
The offensive glass could be a huge advantage for Indiana in this showdown. The Hoosiers rank 16th in offensive rebounding percentage (29.6 percent), while UConn ranks 255th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.0 percent) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
UConn vs. Indiana ATS Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Indiana, O/U – Under
Indiana ranks seventh in rebounds allowed per game (33.8) while UConn ranks 153rd (35.5).
The Huskies rank 143rd in three pointers attempted per game (22.0) while the Hoosiers rank 276th (18.7).
Indiana averages 4.5 blocks per game, which ranks 22nd in the country. UConn ranks 136th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
The Hoosiers rank 25th in assists allowed per game (12.8) while the Huskies rank 113th (12.5).
UConn ranks 134th in steals per game (6.3) while Indiana ranks 185th in steals allowed per game (6.2).