Cincinnati vs Indiana State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/26/24

Indiana State (29-6) vs Cincinnati (22-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Hulman Center)

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The Cincinnati Bearcats will travel to Terre Haute to meet the Indiana State Sycamores in the NIT Quarterfinals this Tuesday from the Hulman Center on ESPN.  We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cincinnati vs Indiana State Prediction.

  • Cincinnati's recent form and recent player performance 
  • Indiana State's recent form and recent player performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cincinnati 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Indiana St.
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Cincinnati vs Indiana State.

Cincinnati Preview: Can the Bearcats Double Down on the MVC?

Cincinnati comes in at 22-14 after defeating Bradley in the second round, 74-57. The Bearcats controlled the entire contest to eliminate the Braves, and they’ll look to come thru here as road underdogs on Tuesday. Cincinnati is scoring 74.6 points per game, on 44.1% shooting, while allowing 67.7 ppg, and they’re 6-4 over their previous ten games.

Cincinnati’s Impact Players 

  • Sophomore guard Dan Skillings Jr. has scored 15 points or more in five of his last six outings, and he leads Cincy in scoring (12.5) and rebounding (6.4). 
  • Butler transfer Simas Lukosius poured in a season-best 28 points in the win over USF, and he’s second on the team at 10.2 ppg.  
  • Greensboro native John Newman has grabbed nine boards in three of the previous four games, and he’s averaging 9.7 ppg and 5.1 rpg.  

Indiana State Preview: Will the Sycamores Tackle Another Power 6 Opponent?

Indiana State enters at 30-6 after defeating Minnesota in the second round, 76-64. The Sycamores used two strong halves to down the Gophers, and they’ll seek similar results here versus the Bearcats. Indiana St. is scoring 84.6 points per game, on 50.4% shooting, while allowing 72.3 ppg, and they’re 8-2 over their previous ten games.

Indiana State’s Impact Players 

  • Sophomore center Robbie Avila has been quiet thru the first two CBI victories, and he remains Indiana State’s leader in scoring (17.5) and assists (3.8), while grabbing 6.6 rpg.
  • Indianapolis native Ryan Conwell has hit the 20-point mark in five of the last six games, and he’s up to 16.2 ppg and 5.7 rpg. 
  • Junior swingman Jayson Kent came thru with a game-high 35 points in the win over SMU, and he leads the Sycamores in rebounding (8.1), while scoring 12.9 ppg.   

Indiana State Sycamores Team Facts

  • Indiana State has won 23 of its last 24 games against non-Conference opponents at Hulman Center.
  • Twenty-seven of Indiana State's last 32 games against non-Conference opponents at Hulman Center have produced a total of 154 or fewer points.
  • Indiana State has won the first half in 18 of its last 20 night games at Hulman Center.

Cincinnati Bearcats Team Facts

  • Cincinnati has won each of its last seven games against the Missouri Valley Conference.
  • Each of Cincinnati's last six night games have produced a total of 146 or fewer points.
  • Cincinnati has won the first half in seven of its last eight games.

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%).
  • Cincinnati ranks 12th among Division 1 teams for rebound percentage this season (55.8%).
  • Cincinnati ranks 22nd among Division 1 teams for rebounds per game this season (39.7).

Cincinnati vs Indiana State Prediction: Sycamores Advance with Second Straight P6 Victory

Cincinnati got cleaner results in their win over Bradley after winning a close call with San Francisco in the first round, but they’ll now have to travel to face a motivated Indiana State team, and that could spell trouble. The Sycamores haven’t hung their heads low, and after handling Minnesota very well on their floor, we could see the same energy here versus the Bearcats. Cincinnati won’t be an easy out, but let’s trust Indiana State at home for this NIT Quarterfinal matchup. 

Corey’s Pick Indiana State TO WIN

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