Christmas week in college basketball continues tonight as the No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers play host to the Elon Phoenix at 7 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN, and will air on the Big Ten Network.
Let’s take a look at the odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and make some picks.
Elon vs. Indiana odds
Spread: Indiana -30
Elon (2-10) has yet to beat a Division I opponent this season and is one of the bottom teams in KenPom at 343. The Phoenix’s two-game tour through the state of Indiana this week began with a 71-66 loss to Valparaiso on Sunday, a game where they squandered an early first-half lead and could not recover. Max Mackinnon led the way with 18 points and six rebounds.
Indiana (8-3, 1-1 Big Ten) has dropped two straight contests and last fell in an 84-62 road beatdown at Kansas on Saturday. The Jayhawks jumped out to a 23-10 lead in the first 10 minutes of action and never let up as the Hoosiers played from behind for the entirety of the matchup. Trayce Jackson-Davis led with 13 points, nine blocks, and six rebounds in the loss.
The Pick: Indiana -30
This is a much needed tune-up game for the Hoosiers and even if the backups play most of the second half, they should have zero issues burying Elon. Take IU to cover this massive 30-point spread at home.