The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Saturday night. The Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan Wolverines will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.
Free College Hoops Picks: Michigan Wolverines @ Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, February 2nd, 9:00 ET
Location: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
Michigan vs. Indiana Live TV: ESPN
What a good one this is going to be! The Hoosiers and the Wolverines are both Top 5 teams, and we think that both are ultimately going to settle on the No. 1 line when push comes to shove in the NCAA Tournament. We think that this is also going to be a preview of the Big Ten Championship Game come March. The question is whether we really believe that Michigan’s combination of guards is better than Indiana’s set of forwards. The answer in our eyes is yes, but it’s not by a lot. G Trey Burke, G Tim Hardaway Jr., and G Nik Stauskas have already proven that they can go on the road and beat some of the best teams in the country, and these men aren’t afraid to be on the court for 35, or even virtually all of the 40 minutes in the game. Indiana’s main men have played well, but F Cody Zeller and the likes were proven to be slowed down and frustrated by great defensive teams like the Wisconsin Badgers. This is going to be a slug fest from start to finish, and it’s going to be a great one. Anything less than this coming down to a last possession would be disappointing. We’re going to want the points on our side.
Michigan vs. Indiana Pick: Michigan Wolverines +4.5
Michigan vs. Indiana Prediction: Michigan 70 – Indiana 68