Indiana vs. Wichita State - 3/26/19 NIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State at Indiana
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Madison Square Garden )
Indiana Hoosiers -5.5 O/U: 138
The Wichita State Shockers and the Indiana Hoosiers will match up on the college basketball court in the NIT college basketball tournament on Tuesday.
Indiana comes in here with a 19-15 mark overall. The Hoosiers dropped to Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament, but then snagged wins over St. Francis PA and Arkansas in their first two NIT rounds.
In the win over the Razorbacks, Indiana’s lead scorer was Devonte Green, who doubled up on 18 points with 11 rebounds and eight assists. Juwan Morgan added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Hoosiers in that one as well.
Over on the Wichita State side, they’re 21-14 on the year. The Shockers’ AAC Tournament loss came 66-63 to Cincinnati, and since they’ve beaten Furman and Clemson in the NIT.
In the win over the Tigers, Wichita State’s Jaime Echenique logged 18 points and two boards to lead the team. Samajae Haynes-Jones doubled up with 10 points, 10 rebounds and three assists for the Shockers there also.
The Shockers are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 overall. Wichita State is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last four after an ATS win.
Meanwhile, the Hoosiers are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Indiana is 7-2 ATS in their last nine overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
Indiana’s win over Arkansas was pretty close most of the way, as the Hoosiers had just a two-point edge going into halftime. It was a solid win for Indy, but something of a letdown in the points total (the Hoosiers had put up at least 75 in each of their four games prior).
As for Wichita State they had a pretty good run going until they hit Cincinnati, and since they’ve been playing pretty well—or at least better than expected. I’ve had a hard time trusting the Hoosiers this season, so I feel a little safer in Wichita State here.