The NCAA Tournament’s first round will feature a matchup between the Kent State Golden Flashes and Indiana Hoosiers on Friday at MVP Arena in Albany, NY. Indiana is predicted to win by 4.5 points and the game’s total points are set at 140.5.
Kent State, having won ten of their last eleven games, recently secured the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship against Toledo. However, they will be without junior guard Giovanni Santiago due to injury. Leading scorer for Kent State is senior guard Sincere Carry with an average of 17.6 points per game. Other noteworthy players include senior guard Malique Jacobs, senior forward Miryne Thomas, and sophomore guard Jalen Sullinger.
Indiana finished second in the Big Ten regular season standings, but they were eliminated in the conference tournament semis by Penn State. They are led by senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, averaging 20.8 points per game, with support from freshman guard Jalen Hood-Schifino, and senior forwards Miller Kopp and Race Thompson.
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Indiana has an average score of 75.3 points per game with a shooting percentage of 48.9%, while Kent State has an average score of 76.0 points per game and a shooting percentage of 45.3%. On defense, Indiana gives up an average of 68.5 points per game while Kent State gives up 65.4 points per game.
After an excellent finish to the regular season by the Kent State Golden Flashes, they will face the biggest challenge of the season when they take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Despite riding a 6-game winning streak, oddsmakers have the Indiana Hoosiers, who are coming off a loss to the Penn State Nittany Lions in their last game, as the favorite. We’ll see if this loss doesn’t hurt Penn State’s chances of advancing to the second round of the Midwest Region.
Kent State Golden Flashers vs Indiana Hoosiers Game Information
- Date: 03/17/2023
- Time: 10:10 PM ET
- Location: MVP Arena, Albany, NY.
- How to Watch Kent State vs Indiana : TBS
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Kent State vs Indiana Betting Lines
Kent State is +160 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $160.On the other side, Indiana is -185 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $54.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Kent State at a 38.46% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Indiana has 64.91% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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