Friday March Madness Free Pick
ODDS: The total for this game is 144 and Kentucky is listed as the 9.5-point favorite over Indiana. The Wildcats enter play with a 34-2 overall record, 7-1 in neutral games and are 14-19-2 UNDER this season, while the Hoosiers are 27-8 overall, 4-1 on a neutral floor and 14-14-1 OVER/UNDER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up as a 144.5 at most sports books and moved down to 144, while Kentucky has gone from an 8.5-point favorite to a 9.5-point favorite.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 58% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Massachusetts. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
MARCH MADNESS FREE PICK: Take the UNDER. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Wildcats are 1-8 Under last 9 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record., 1-5 UNDER last 6 Friday games, 2-8 UNDER last 10 vs. Big Ten and 3-10-1 UNDER last 14 neutral site games. Under is 4-0 in Hoosiers last 4 games following a ATS loss. Indiana is 0-5-1 UNDER L6 Under as an underdog, 1-6 UNDER L7 neutral site games, 1-4 UNDER L5 NCAA Tournament games., 5-11 UNDER L16 vs. SEC and 3-7 UNDER L10 as a dog of 7.0-12.5. The Hoosiers upset the Wildcats on 73-72 on Dec. 10. This time, without PG Verdell Jones, Indiana wants to slow the pace but Kentucky will do a better job of defending the three. Indiana made 9 of 15 from three-point range and that was the difference. Kentucky will pressure the basketball and look to force turnovers and limit three’s. Indiana will also have a tough time scoring inside against freshman Anthony Davis, who played just 24 minutes in the first game due to foul trouble.
MARCH MADNESS FREE PICK: INDIANA/KENTUCKY UNDER 144