If you’re in Indiana, you can bet on all the Hoosiers and NCAA basketball action you like this season through the top online sportsbooks. It’s bound to make the 2020-21 Indiana Hoosiers basketball season the most exciting yet.
The NCAA has tentatively scheduled conference tournaments for early March 2021, but the key word here is “tentative.” Don’t expect the 2020-21 college basketball season to go off without a hitch. But there is a complete Big Ten and out-of-conference schedule to look forward to. And it would take a lot to cancel March Madness a second year in a row.
Below is your complete guide to betting on the 2020-21 Indiana Hoosiers basketball season right here in Indiana. That includes the latest odds on the Hoosiers and the rest of the top NCAA basketball teams across the country.
See below for the best odds at the top Indiana online sportsbooks for the next Hoosiers game. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your new player bonus, and lock in your bet at the listed odds.
See below for the latest NCAA futures odds from top Indiana sportsbooks, including odds on Indiana winning the Big Ten and the National Championship in 2021. Click on the odds directly to go to the online sportsbook and lock in your bet at those odds.
Betting on the Hoosiers for the first time is a simple three-step process at Indiana online and mobile sportsbooks:
The 2020 Indiana University season tipped off on Nov. 25 in Bloomington with an 89-59 win over Tennessee Tech. Here’s a look at the rest of the Indiana Men’s Basketball 2020-21 schedule:
Big Ten Schedule
The 2019–20 Indiana Hoosiers started the season 11–1, but came back down to earth a bit, finishing with a 20–12 overall record.
The team went 9–11 in the Big Ten and were the No. 11 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers beat the No. 14 Nebraska Cornhuskers 89-64 in the first round and were set to face No. 6 Penn State in the second round.
However, the Big Ten canceled the remaining games in the tournament on March 12, 2020, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hoosiers were expected to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years, but the NCAA canceled the tournament as well.
A typical 2020-21 Hoosiers game line will look something like this at most Indiana online and mobile sportsbooks:
Here’s a quick three-step guide to reading the betting lines:
First is the spread with the odds in brackets. Here, Michigan must win by three or more, but Indiana can win or lose by two or less. Both bets win $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 bet.
The second is the moneyline. Bet on the Hoosiers and if they win, you win $155, plus your bet back, for every $100 bet. Bet on the Wolverines and if they win, you win $100, plus your bet back, for every $175 bet.
The third is the totals line with the odds in brackets. Here, you bet that the total combined score will be over or under 165.5. If you’re right, you win $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 bet.
There are no restrictions on live betting or props for college sports in Indiana like there are in some other states. That means you can bet on Hoosiers props, which often involves betting on whether the team or individual players can hit certain stat lines. It also means Indiana online and mobile sportsbooks offer live betting on college basketball games.
Live betting gives you the chance to bet on Hoosiers games that are already underway. You place bets at live odds that change with the action on the court. As you can imagine, live NCAA basketball betting happens fast. The odds can change in an instant, making it perfectly suited for betting with any mobile sports betting app that allows you to get down bets quickly before the odds change.
Live betting involves many of the same betting markets you see pregame, but there are also quarter and half bets, and even more in-game props available.
Here’s a look at the 2020-21 Indiana Hoosiers roster:
The list of former IU basketball players currently playing in the NBA includes:
Here’s a look at some of the Hoosiers career stats leaders:
The 2020-21 Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball coaching staff includes:
You should be able to watch a lot of the 2020-21 Indiana Hoosiers schedule on the Big Ten Network, the ESPN family of networks, and online streaming services that carry these channels.
You can also listen to the games on WIBC-FM 93.1 out of Indianapolis.
Below is a look at three great places to watch IU basketball games in Bloomington outside of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
Remember, you can bet on the games at these establishments using your Indiana sports betting app on your mobile phone or tablet.
Nick’s English Hut has The Hoosier Room upstairs.
BuffaLouie’s is filled with IU basketball memorabilia.
The bar at Upstairs is made out of wood from the old Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall court.
Indiana Hoosiers tickets can be purchased as low as $11. The average price of a ticket is $73. Fans won’t be allowed in the stands to start the 2020-21 season, but you can purchase a fan cutout to take your seat for you starting at $25.
The Hoosiers have won 22 Big Ten Conference Championships. The first was in 1926 and the latest in 2016.
The Hoosiers first started wearing candy-striped warm-ups in the 1971–72 season. There’s no particular reason why the team started wearing the stripes, but they have become an iconic part of the program.
The Hoosiers have never retired any jersey numbers. If they ever do, it’s a good bet that the legendary No. 11 Isiah Thomas, No. 40 Calbert Cheaney, and No. 44 Alan Henderson will be among the first.
IU does not have a mascot, just a lot of “Hoosiers” and “Hoosier Pride.” The IU fight song is “Indiana, Our Indiana.”