Indiana vs Minnesota Prediction and Odds (Rebounding Woes Continue for Golden Gophers)

Minnesota and Indiana will face each other for the second time this college basketball season.
Minnesota and Indiana will face each other for the second time this college basketball season. / Rich Janzaruk/Herald-Times / USA TODAY

Indiana and Minnesota are set to square-off in a game between two teams sitting in the bottom half of the Big 10 college basketball standings.

The Hoosiers are 8-9 in conference play and 17-10 overall, while the Golden Gophers are 13-13 overall but just 4-13 in conference play.

Indiana won the first meeting between these two teams, beating Minnesota 73-60 at home back on Jan. 9. Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for today's rematch.

Indiana vs. Minnesota Odds, Spread, and Total


  • Indiana -3.5 (-110)
  • Minnesota +3.5 (-110)


  • Indiana -170
  • Minnesota +140


  • 131.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Indiana vs. Minnesota Betting Trends

  • Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last six games.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in Indiana's last five games.
  • Indiana is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games against Minnesota.
  • The OVER is 6-1 in Minnesota's last seven games.
  • Minnesota is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games played on a Sunday.

Indiana vs. Minnesota Prediction and Pick

Minnesota is not as bad as its record indicates, but there's one key area that has cost it time-after-time all season long: Rebounding.

The Golden Gophers rank 344th in rebounding rate, grabbing just 45.4% of boards. It's been even worse as of late, as they've grabbed just 44.1% of boards over their last three games and they recorded just 33.3% of rebounds in their last time out against Maryland.

That's going to cost you in a game against a team like Indiana, who ranks 65th in the country in rebounding.

Indiana is also the far superior team defensively, ranking 26th in defensive efficiency compared to the Golden Gophers who rank 232nd.

Indiana is the play in this one.

Lean: Indiana -3.5

Iain is 67-61-2 (+2.27 units) with his college basketball bets this 2021-22 season. You can find his detailed record for the 2022 calendar year here.