Indiana Hoosiers (1-0) à Providence Friars (1-0)
College basketball: Monday, November 30, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. (Harrah’s Cherokee Center)
The Line: Providence Friars +2.5 – Over / Under: 139 Click for latest betting odds
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The Indiana Hoosiers and Providence Friars meet in college basketball action from the US Cellular Center on Monday.
Indiana is 1-0 so far after a win in its opener Wednesday against Tennessee Tech. Les Hosiers scored a big 89-59 victory in that one. As for Providence, they are also 1-0 this season. The brothers beat Fairfield 97-56 in their opener on Wednesday. Check back all season for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Indiana just broke a 20-12 record last season with a 9-11 mark in a competitive Big Ten. That result left the Hoosiers just three spots out of the basement in the conference standings among a solid block of teams. Indiana clinched a victory over Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament before the rest of the games were called off.
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In the Hoosiers’ opener this season, they managed to secure a dominant 89-59 victory over Tennessee Tech. Trayce Jackson-Davis led the way in scoring for Indiana with 26 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Trey Galloway added 13 points, two rebounds and two assists, while Rob Phinisee had 12 points, five rebounds and two assists.
On the Providence side, they just broke a 19-12 record last season with a 12-6 mark in the Big East. The brothers finished in fourth place with this effort, a very respectable result considering they were among the four ranked teams in the conference. Providence ended the year on a tear with six straight wins and looked good before the tournament was canceled.
In 2020-2021, and Providence started the year with a 97-56 victory over Fairfield. Nate Watson led the team with 23 points and 10 rebounds in that one, and David Duke added 18 points, four assists and seven tables. AJ Reeves had 14 points, two rebounds and two assists as well.
The Hoosiers are 4-1 CEP in their last five games overall and 6-2 CEP in their last eight games on Monday. Indiana is 3-8 CÉP in its last 11 games after beating CÉP and 1-4 CÉP in its last five after a straight win.
Meanwhile, the Brothers are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games and 5-0 ATS in their last five after an ATS win. Providence is 0-5 CEP in its last five games on neutral site and 5-0 CEP in its last five after a straight win.
TO CHOOSE: I’ll go with Providence. It should be a pretty interesting game, as both teams have had dominant wins in their opener. The brothers racked up 41 points in the first half and 56 in the second in their victory, getting double-digit contributions from five different players. Indiana will come out strong in this one as well, but I think Providence has the gas to follow and handle cover. It should be a fun game.
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Providence Brothers +2.5
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