Indiana vs. Saint Mary's Prediction
After knocking off Wyoming in the First Four, can Indiana stay hot with another upset of 4-seed Saint Mary’s at 7:20 p.m. ET in the opening round of the Men’s NCAA Tournament? The Hoosiers are 2.5-point dogs against the Gaels, while the over/under currently sits at 126.5.
747 Indiana Hoosiers (+2.5) vs. 748 Saint Mary’s Gaels (-2.5) o/u 126.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Moda Center, Portland, OR
Indiana Hoosiers DFS Snapshot
Trayce Jackson-Davis ended with 29 points (10-16 FG, 9-11 FT), nine rebounds and one block over 36 minutes during Tuesday's 66-58 win over Wyoming. Jackson-Davis simply refused to let Indiana fall and came up with a big basket every time his team needed it. In fact, despite an excellent player in Graham Ike patrolling the paint for Wyoming, the Hoosiers scored 46 of their 66 total points in the paint. Now officially the No. 12 seed in the East region, next up will be a matchup against Saint Mary's on Thursday.
Saint Mary’s Gaels DFS Snapshot
Tommy Kuhse totaled 27 points (11-18 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal over 40 minutes during Monday's 75-72 win over Santa Clara.Fresh off winning honors as the West Coast Conference's Sixth Man of the Year, Kuhse exploded in the WCC Tournament opener for the Gaels with a season-high 27 points while going perfect from long-range. Since re-entering a starting role Feb. 17, Kuhse has played all but two minutes and is averaging 19.6 points and 4.0 assists over the five-game stretch.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Hoosiers have covered the spread in five straight games, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games as an underdog and are 6-1 at the window in their last seven neutral site games as an underdog. Indiana has also cashed in four of its last five NCAA tournament games and has covered in five straight games when facing a team with a winning record. On the other side, the Gaels are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven NCAA Tournament games and are 2-6-1 against the number in their last nine neutral site games.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA HOOSIERS +2.5