Elon vs Indiana Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 20 (Hoosiers Get Back on Track in Huge Home Win)

Larry Rupp
Elon vs Indiana prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Elon vs Indiana prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Darron Cummings
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Elon vs Indiana Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Elon Phoenix (2-10, 0-5 Away) vs. No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers (8-3, 6-0 Home)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall — Bloomington, IN
Coverage: Big Ten Network

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Tuesday with an exciting matchup between the Elon Phoenix and No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers. Elon is coming off a 71-66 loss to Valparaiso on Sunday. Freshman Max Mackinnon dropped 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists to lead the Phoenix offense.

Meanwhile, Indiana fell short in an 84-62 loss to Kansas on Saturday and continues to drop down the rankings in the AP Poll. Trayce Jackson-Davis racked up a ridiculous 9 blocks on defense and scored a team-high 13 points on offense. The Hoosiers shot just 37.7% from the floor as a team, though.

Elon vs Indiana Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: ELON: (+2500) | INDY: (-10000)
Spread: ELON: +29.5 (-105) | INDY: -29.5 (-115)
Total: 140.5 —Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Indiana enters this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 140.5 points, which is about average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.

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Elon vs Indiana Prediction & Pick

The Hoosiers have suffered back-to-back losses and need to get things back on track. Lucky for them, the Phoenix line up as one of the worst teams in college basketball this season. Elon ranks 295th in points per game (64.3), 289th in rebounds per game (32.0) and 313th in defensive efficiency.

Indiana is also back at home for this game, where it averages a reliable 87.3 points per game (No. 18 in NCAA) on a 56.3% shooting percentage (No. 9 in NCAA). Don't expect an Elon team that has scored less than 70 points in four of its last six games to keep up. The Hoosiers will cruise to an easy victory.

Indiana is 6-2 straight up in its last eight games against a Colonial Athletic opponent, so I trust the Hoosiers.

Final Score Prediction: Elon: 51 | Indiana: 87

Elon vs Indiana Betting Trends

- Elon is 3-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 games.
- The total has hit the under in10 of Elon's last 15 games.
- Indiana is 6-0 straight up in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Indiana's last 12 games.

Elon vs Indiana Best Bet

Indiana cannot afford to take its foot off the pedal in this game. The Hoosiers have lost three of their last four games and play in one of the toughest conferences in college basketball. Crushing inferior opponents is one way they can build a tournament resume and prove they aren't messing around.

Overall, Indiana is 13-6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 20 games and has already earned four wins by 30 or more points this season. Elon is only 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games and 1-8 ATS in its last nine games on a Tuesday. It has also shot under 43.0% from the floor in seven of its last eight games.

Bet: Indiana Hoosiers -29.5 (-115)

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