Indiana at St. Mary's: 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Indiana at St. Mary's: 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

St. Mary's Gaels (25-7) vs Indiana Hoosiers (21-13)

Game Info: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7:20 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: St. Mary's Gaels -3.5 -- Over/Under: 126.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Hoosiers will play the Saint Mary’s Gaels in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Indiana Hoosiers are coming off of a 3 point loss against Iowa in their last time out. Trayce Jackson-Davis had 31 points to lead the Hoosiers. Xavier Johnson had 20 while Race Thompson had 20 in the Big Ten Semifinal loss. 

The Indiana Hoosiers are led in scoring by Trayce Jackson-Davis who averages 18.4 points and 8.2 rebounds for this team. Xavier Johnson averages 12.2 points and 3.8 rebounds a game for this team. Race Thompson is the third leading scorer for the Hoosiers as he averages 11.3 points a game for this team.

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The Hoosiers are averaging 71.3 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.7 points per game. They are shooting 69.6% from the free throw line.

The Saint Mary’s Gaels are coming off of a 13 point loss against Gonzaga in their last time out. Logan Johnson led Saint Mary's with 21 points and Tommy Kuhse added 15 in the loss for the Gaels. 

The Saint Mary’s Gaels are led in scoring by Matthias Tass who averages 12.6 points and 6 rebounds for this team. Tommy Kuhse averages 12 points and 3.8 rebounds a night. Logan Johnson is the third leading scorer for the Gaels as he averages 11.5 points a game for this team.

The Gaels are averaging 69.8 points per game on 46.3% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 60.5 points per game. They are shooting 76.2% from the free throw line.

The Hoosiers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The Hoosiers are also 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog. The Gaels are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games and are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games. The Gaels are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games as a favorite, I like the Hoosiers to get the upset win here as Saint Mary’s isn’t intimidating in this matchup.

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Clayton’s Pick Indiana +3.5

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