Kent State vs. Indiana Prediction & Odds
Despite being a 4-seed in the March Madness tournament, Indiana is only laying 4.5 points to 13-seed Kent State at 9:55 p.m. ET. Are the Golden Flashes the smart play tonight?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
771 Kent State Golden Flashes (+4.5) at 722 Indiana Hoosiers (-4.5); o/u 140.5
9:55 p.m. ET, Friday, March 17, 2023
MVP Arena, Albany, NY
Kent State vs. Indiana Public Betting Information
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Kent State Golden Flashes Notes
Kent State head coach Rob Senderoff ruled Giovanni Santiago (hand) out for Friday's opening-round matchup with Indiana in the NCAA Tournament, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports. Santiago hasn't played since Feb. 3 due to the hand injury, but the Golden Flashes were able to soldier on without him and punch their ticket to the postseason with a win over Toledo in the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship game last weekend. VonCameron Davis should continue to start in place for Santiago on Friday, just as Davis did in each of Kent State's last 11 games.
Indiana Hoosiers Notes
CJ Gunn is not partaking in practice Thursday ahead of Friday's opening round matchup against Kent State, Zach Osterman of The Indianapolis Star reports. It's unclear if Gunn is dealing with some sort of undisclosed injury or not. The 6-6 freshman has appeared in just two games since Jan. 31 and is unlikely to see the floor regardless even if he does suit up Friday against the Golden Flashes.
Kent State vs. Indiana CBB Betting Trends
Over is 5-1 in Golden Flashes last 6 games following a straight up win
Over is 4-1 in Golden Flashes last 5 overall
Over is 5-1 in Hoosiers last 6 overall
Over is 4-1 in Hoosiers last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Kent State vs. Indiana CBB Prediction:
The Golden Flashes are 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games, are 34-15-2 against the number in their last 51 games overall and are 27-11-1 at the betting window in their last 39 games coming off a win. On the other side, the Hoosiers are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 2-6 against the number in their last eight games versus a team with a winning record and are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES +4.5