Minnesota vs Indiana State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/24/24

Indiana State (28-6) vs Minnesota (19-14)

Game Info: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm (Hulman Center)

Betting Odds: Indiana State -7.5 -- Over/Under: 163 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Indiana State Sycamores meet Sunday in the college basketball NIT Second Round at the Hulman Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Minnesota vs Indiana State prediction.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Preview

The Minnesota Golden Gophers recently lost to Northwestern and Michigan State, while beating Butler. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 75.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Dawson Garcia is averaging 18 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Cam Christie is averaging 11.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. Mike Mitchell Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Pharrel Payne is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.

Indiana State Sycamores Betting Preview

The Indiana State Sycamores recently beat Northern Iowa and SMU, while losing to Drake. Out of six losses this year, two came in non-conference games against Alabama and Michigan State. The Indiana State Sycamores are averaging 84.5 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Robbie Avila is averaging 17.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Ryan Conwell is averaging 16.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Isaiah Swope is the third double-digit scorer and Jayson Kent is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Indiana State Sycamores are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana State Sycamores are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.

Indiana State Sycamores Team Facts

  • Indiana State has won 22 of its last 23 games against non-Conference opponents at Hulman Center.
  • Forty-six of Indiana State's last 48 day games against non-AP-ranked opponents at Hulman Center have produced a total of 160 or fewer points.
  • Indiana State has won the first half in 13 of its last 15 games at Hulman Center against non-AP-ranked opponents.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Team Facts

  • Minnesota has won 17 of its last 18 day games against non-Conference opponents.
  • Each of Minnesota's last 15 day games against non-Conference opponents have produced a total of 162 or fewer points.
  • Minnesota has won the first half in seven of its last eight day games against non-Conference opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Indiana State is the only team to ranks in the top-five for both field goal percentage and free throw percentage this season.
  • Indiana State ranks 1st among Division 1 teams for effective field goal percentage this season (60.0%).
  • Minnesota ranks 12th among Division 1 teams for assists per game this season (17.5).
  • Minnesota ranks T18th among Division 1 teams for opponent three-point field goal attempts per game this season (17.8).

Minnesota vs Indiana State prediction

Indiana State should be favored, especially at home, where it's 14-1 SU on the season. Indiana State lit SMU on fire for 101 points, showing that the Sycamores are ready to make the best of not making the NCAA Tournament and push for an NIT title. With that said, we're getting a decent amount of points with Minnesota, the best cover team in college basketball. Minnesota had a best 77.4 percent percentage in the regular season and is 25-8 ATS on the season overall. There's no betting against Minnesota, the cash cows of CBB. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota +7.5

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