Rickenbach CBB *Earliest Cash* 3:30 PT Friday *He is 6-1 / 86% L7 CBB Sides*
2019-01-25 18:30:00

Earliest Cash - Rickenbach CBB Game #852 Friday 8* Indiana Hoosiers (+) vs Michigan Wolverines @ 6:30 ET - I have said it before and I'll say it again...do you think the odds makers are stupid? The fact is the betting markets tend to jump on situations like this and this is when the true value is on the other side which is why I go contrarians. The Hoosiers enter this game on a 5-game losing streak. Also, the Wolverines have beaten Indiana 5 straight times and each of the last 4 victories have come by a double digit margin. That said, how can the odds maker open up with a -3.5 on Michigan in this one? Precisely! It is why I am on the Hoosiers as a dangerous home dog in this one. Keep in mind, the Wolverines have struggled particularly in their last 2 games and are on an overall 4-7 ATS run. Also, even though Indiana has lost 5 straight games, 4 of those were on the road. The Hoosiers are a very talented team but are quite young. Teams like this are much more dangerous on their home floor when their fans are behind them rather than when facing hostility on the road. Indiana lost their most recent home game but they were frustrated by the Nebraska defense. Prior to that defeat the Hoosiers were 10-0 SU at home this season. Also, Michigan's shooting has gone cold in the last two games. That is unlikely to suddenly cure itself on the road. The Wolverines are a long-term 15-24 ATS in road games with a posted total between 130 and 134.5 points. The Hoosiers are a long-term 15-9 ATS as a home dog in a range of 3.5 to 6 points. 8* INDIANA