Indiana vs. Kentucky - 3/19/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (26-7) at Kentucky Wildcats (27-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -3 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers and Kentucky Wildcats play in the NCAA Tournament Saturday at the Wells Fargo Arena.
The Indiana Hoosiers look for another win after beating Chattanooga on Thursday. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 82.8 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 17.1 points and 5.7 assists while Troy Williams is averaging 13 points and six rebounds. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is dishing 3.2 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 41.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hoosiers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers are 3-2 on neutral courts this season.
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The Kentucky Wildcats look for another win after beating Stony Brook on Thursday. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 79.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 20.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while Tyler Ulis is averaging 17 points and 7.1 assists. Alex Poythress is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Briscoe is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-1 on neutral courts this season.
The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 NCAA Tournament games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The favorite is 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
I've liked this Indiana team for a while now, as it is as dangerous as ever when those shots are falling. Besdies Murray and Ulis every now and then, the Wildcats aren't exactly a dangerous offensive team that can light it up. I think the Hoosiers have a shot to win outright. I'm taking my free bucket.