College Basketball Picks: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 26, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

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    The Indiana Hoosiers (24-3) have won and covered the spread in their last four games, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Tuesday night, as they meet up with the Minnesota Golden Gophers (18-9) at Williams Arena on ESPN.

    Sports bettors will find that the Hoosiers are 6.5-point road favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 139 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big Ten Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Indiana Hoosiers

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    The Indiana Hoosiers have won six of their seven Big Ten Conference road games this year, including a 72-68 victory over the Michigan State Spartans as one-point underdogs last time out.

    Sports bettors will find that the Hoosiers are 1-2 against the spread as road favorites of 6.5 to nine points during the 2012-13 campaign.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

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    The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost four of their last five games, including a humiliating 71-45 setback to the Ohio State Buckeyes as 5.5-point road underdogs six days ago.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Golden Gophers are 4-16-1 against the spread in February, with the UNDER going 16-5 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Minnesota Golden Gophers as one of their sports betting picks Tuesday night, as the underdog is 16-5 against the spread in the last 21 meetings in this series.

     

     

    College Basketball Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers +6.5 

     

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