Every Friday during the college basketball season, Ted Sevransky (better known as Teddy Covers) will provide ESPN Insiders with his picks on Saturday's biggest games, along with a few under-the-radar matchups. He'll give a projected point spread and pick for each.
Projected point spread: Indiana -4 to -6
Michigan is ranked No. 1 in the nation in large part because it has the best starting backcourt in the country. The Wolverines' 1.64 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks third in the nation thanks to the stellar play of point guard Trey Burke. The Wolverines rank third in the country in shooting percentage, executing coach John Beilein's offense to near perfection. Tim Hardaway Jr., Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III all hit better than 40 percent from beyond the arc.