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Thursday College Basketball Odds & Picks: Iowa-Indiana, Oregon-Colorado


Thursday College Basketball Odds & Picks: Iowa-Indiana, Oregon-Colorado

Justin Casterline/Getty Images. Pictured: Archie Miller

Eli Hershkovich is an Action Network contributor and produces/hosts the You Better You Bet Podcast on RADIO.COM Sports.

Just three ranked college basketball teams are in action on Thursday night, as No. 21 Iowa travels to Indiana while No. 16 Colorado faces No. 17 for the second time this season.

Let’s break down where the value lies.

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Iowa at Indiana

  • Odds: Indiana -1.5 [Bet Now]
  • Over/Under: 149
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: Big Ten Network

This line might appear off to the casual eye, as the Hoosiers have lost their last four games outright and against the spread. The Hawkeyes have gone 2-2 ATS over that stretch, including a 24-point home win vs. Nebraska on Saturday.

But expect an angry Indiana team to come out the gates and attack the glass after getting outrebounded in their past two games, and Archie Miller’s bunch has a size advantage to top it off.

The Hoosiers own the No. 1 defensive rebounding rate in Big Ten play, so it’s in position to control the tempo and push the pace.

Iowa’s attack thrives off getting offensive rebounds (38th-highest offensive rebounding rate) to create open looks from their 3-point gunners, along with getting to the line.

Luka Garza — a Naismith Player of the Year candidate — is at the center of its efforts, tallying the 65th-highest offensive rebounding rate individually. But if the

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