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How and what to watch for No. 3 Michigan vs. Indiana

Michigan continues on the path to a No. 1 seed, as Indiana is desperate for a huge win.

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NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Ohio State
Michigan Wolverines center Hunter Dickinson dunks during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Value City Arena.
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The Michigan Wolverines will look to continue their impressive bounce back from a long COVID pause on Saturday when they head on the road to take on the Indiana Hoosiers desperate for a big win.

Michigan went about three weeks between games and hasn’t lost in their four games back with impressive wins over Wisconsin, Rutgers, Ohio State and Iowa. The Wolverines crushed the Hawkeyes on Thursday night at home, limiting one of the best offenses in the country to 57 points. Michigan is cruising their way to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, led by 7-foot-1 freshman Hunter Dickinson and Isaiah Livers.

Indiana is squarely on the bubble, so this would be a huge win for the resume. The Hoosiers have not made it easy for themselves, losing three of their last four games including two straight. Indiana lost on the road to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday, though Trayce Jackson-Davis finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. He is averaging 20.3 points and 9.5 rebounds and will need a big game to upset the Wolverines.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Michigan vs. Indiana on Saturday, February 27th at 12:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can stream it via this link or on the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Michigan -8
Point Total: 138.5
Money line: Michigan -420, Indiana +310

  • Michigan is 6-0 straight up and 5-1 against the spread in their last six games.
  • Michigan is 7-0 straight up and against the spread in their last seven games against Indiana.
  • The total went under in four of Michigan’s last five games, and the over hit in each of Indiana’s last five.

The Best Bet

Michigan demolishing Iowa by 18 on Thursday doesn’t bode well for IU, who have been struggling to stay on the bubble late into the season. The Wolverines are a well-oiled machine, and expect them to roll in Bloomington

Pick: Michigan -8

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