Indiana State vs. Minnesota Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, March 24, 2024

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The Indiana State Sycamores (29-6) take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers (19-14) at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 24, 2024. The matchup airs on ESPN2.

The Sycamores are currently healthy 7.5-point favorites over the Golden Gophers. The over/under is 164 points for the game.

Indiana State vs. Minnesota Odds

Point Spread for Indiana State vs. Minnesota

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Indiana State as the favorite.

Indiana State vs. Minnesota Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Indiana State has -310 odds to pick up the win, while Minnesota is listed at +250 to claim victory.

Indiana State vs. Minnesota Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 164 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Arena: Hulman Center

Indiana State vs. Minnesota Betting Trends

In Indiana State’s 34 games this season, it has 20 wins against the spread. The Sycamores have been victorious in 26, or 89.7%, of the 29 contests they have been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season. Indiana State has gone over the point total in 60.6% of its opportunities this year (20 times in 33 games with a set point total).

In Minnesota’s 33 games this season, it has 25 wins against the spread. The Golden Gophers have won 33.3% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (6-12). Minnesota has eclipsed the over/under 54.5% of the time this season (18 of 33 games with a set point total).

Indiana State vs. Minnesota Key Players to Watch

Indiana State

Robbie Avila is tops on the Sycamores at 17.3 points per game, while also putting up 3.9 assists and 6.7 rebounds. Ryan Conwell averages 16.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest, shooting 48.7% from the field and 40.8% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game. Jayson Kent puts up a team-high 8.1 rebounds per contest. He is also posting 13.5 points and 0.6 assists, shooting 63.5% from the field. Julian Larry puts up a team-best 4.8 assists per contest. He is also averaging 10.7 points and 2.9 rebounds, shooting 52.3% from the field and 47.4% from downtown with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game.

Minnesota

Dawson Garcia is putting up team highs in points (17.9 per game) and rebounds (6.5). And he is delivering 1.7 assists, making 48.5% of his shots from the floor and 31.9% from 3-point range, with 1.0 trey per contest. Elijah Hawkins is averaging a team-best 7.7 assists per game. He’s also producing 9.5 points and 3.7 rebounds, making 39.1% of his shots from the field, and 35.7% from 3-point range resulting in 1.4 treys per contest. Cam Christie gives the Golden Gophers 11.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He also posts 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Pharrel Payne is averaging 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, making 60.6% of his shots from the floor.

What you need to know about the Indiana State Sycamores

The Sycamores have been led by their offense, as they rank eighth-best in the nation by posting 84.9 points per game. They rank 202nd in college basketball in points allowed (72.6 per contest). Indiana State is dominating in terms of rebounding, as it ranks best in college basketball in boards ( per game) and best in rebounds allowed ( per contest).

Offensively, the Sycamores have fared better when playing at home this season, posting 89.1 points per game, compared to 79.5 per game on the road. Indiana State is thriving when it comes to three-point shooting, as it ranks fourth-best in college basketball in threes (10.9 per game) and 10th-best in shooting percentage from downtown (38.5%). The Sycamores are allowing 6.8 threes per game (139th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 33.2% (130th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Sycamores have gone 7-3 in their past 10 games, with a 5-4-1 record against the spread during that span. Six of Indiana State’s last 10 outings have hit the over. On the offensive side of the ball, Indiana State has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 83.1 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 84.9 it has put up over the course of this season. The last 10 games have seen Indiana State give up 1.6 more points per game (74.2) than its season-long average (72.6).

What you need to know about the Minnesota Golden Gophers

In 2023-24, the Golden Gophers are 122nd in the country on offense (75.3 points scored per game) and 174th defensively (71.8 points conceded). In 2023-24, Minnesota is best in college basketball in rebounds ( per game) and best in rebounds allowed ().

The Golden Gophers score 77.6 points per game at home, and 73.6 away. Beyond the arc, Minnesota is 128th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (7.9). It is 98th in 3-point percentage at 35.5%. Defensively, the Golden Gophers are 110th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6.5. They are 324th in 3-point percentage allowed at 36.3%.

The Golden Gophers have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall in their last 10 contests. Minnesota has gone over the total in six of its past 10 outings. Over its previous 10 games, Minnesota is averaging 73.6 points per game, 1.7 fewer points than its season average (75.3). The Golden Gophers have played worse defensively over their previous 10 games, giving up 79.0 points per contest, 7.2 more points their than season average of 71.8.

Indiana State vs. Minnesota Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Indiana State, and we expect that Indiana State will cover the spread (Indiana State -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 164 points.

How to bet Indiana State vs. Minnesota

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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