Kent State vs Indiana Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/17/23

Indiana Hoosiers (22-11) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (28-6)

Game Info: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 9:55 pm (MVP Arena)

Betting Odds: Indiana Hoosiers -4 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Indiana Hoosiers and Kent State Golden Flashes face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown in the NCAA Tournament at the Times Union Center. 

Kent State Betting Preview

Kent State comes into this game with a 28-6 record overall and they have gone 21-10-1 against the spread. Kent State was the two seed heading into the MAC Tournament but they were able to secure the 93-78 victory against Toledo. Sincere Carry finished with 26 points, four assists, and three rebounds. Kent State is averaging 76.6 points while their defense is giving up 65.7 points per game. Sincere Carry has been the top player for Kent State averaging 17.6 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 30.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Indiana Betting Preview’

Indiana comes into this game with a 22-11 record overall and they have gone 15-17-1 against the spread. Indiana’s program looks like they are getting close to returning the its glory days. In the last game Penn State, Indiana scored 73 points, but the defense gave up 77 points and that led to the four point defeat. Two games ago against Maryland, Indiana scored 70 points and they won by 10 points. Indiana is averaging 71.5 points while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. Trayce-Jackson Davis is averaging 20.8 points while shooting 57.8 percent from the field. Jalen Hood-Schifino is averaging 13.5 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

Kent State vs Indiana  Trends

The Golden Flashes are 4-0 against the spread  in their last 4 neutral site games. The over is 4-0-1 in the Golden Flashes last five games played in the NCAA Tournament. The over is 5-1 in the Hoosiers' last six games overall. 

Shane’s Free Pick

These are both good offensive teams and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. Kent State’s defense has also struggled at times, and Indiana is going to have no issue running up the score in this game. Both teams are going to finish with over 75 points and the over is going to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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