Check out our free Miami (FL) vs Indiana pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Albany. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Miami (FL) vs Indiana Pick & Preview: Sunday, March 19th Betting Odds
Hurricanes vs Hoosiers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Miami (FL) Hurricanes at Indiana Hoosiers
- Where: Albany at MVP Arena
- Date: Sunday, March 19th
- Betting Odds: Miami (FL) +1.5, MIA +110 | IND -133 O/U 145.5
Through 32 games, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes have an overall record of 25-7. So far, the Hurricanes have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 7-4. For the season, Miami (FL) has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 4-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hurricanes being +1.5 point underdogs.
Miami (FL)’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wong, who is averaging 16.16 points per contest. So far, Wong has accounted for 20.35% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.25 rebounds per game and 3.44 assists. Jordan Miller is the second leading scorer for the Hurricanes, averaging 15.28 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 39.6% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Miami (FL) is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 32 games, they have only hit 35.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 36.2% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
The Indiana Hoosiers head into today’s game in what will be their 34th game of the season, posting a record of 22-11. So far this season, Indiana has played 20 games at home, sitting with a record of 16-4. The Hoosiers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Indiana has been favored to win in 25 games, sitting with a mark of 20-5.
Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into today’s game as the Hoosiers’ leading scorer at 20.77 points per contest. Not only has Jackson-Davis been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Indiana’s top rebounder at 10.9 boards per contest. Behind Jackson-Davis, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jalen Hood-Schifino, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.5 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.2% of his shots and is adding 4.1 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Indiana this season, as they are currently ranked 184th in college basketball at 71.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hoosiers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 258th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Miami (FL) Hurricanes +1.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Indiana as the favorites with a line coming in at -1.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Miami (FL) Hurricanes to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Indiana at 6.12 made 3’s per game compared to Miami (FL) at 7.36. Look for Miami (FL) to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Hoosiers.