The fourth-seeded Indiana Hoosiers are eyeing their first Sweet Sixteen appearance in seven years when they battle the fifth-seeded Miami Hurricanes in an NCAA Tournament second-round matchup from Albany, New York, on Sunday. The Midwest Region game is just the second-ever meeting between the teams, and first since 2001. The Hurricanes (26-7, 15-5 ACC), who reached the Elite Eight a year ago, have won four of their past five NCAA Tournament games. The Hoosiers (23-11, 12-8 Big Ten), who were bounced in the first round in 2022, last played for a national championship in 2002.
The game from the MVP Arena will tip off at 8:40 p.m. ET. The Hoosiers are favored by 2 points in the latest Miami vs. Indiana odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 145.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
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The model knows senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis has been the model of consistency for the Hoosiers. He has scored 24 points in each of the last three games, registering a pair of double-doubles. In Friday's first-round win over Kent State, he scored 24 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked five shots and dished out five assists. In the Big Ten Conference Tournament semifinal loss to Penn State last week, Jackson-Davis scored 24 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists. In 31 games, all starts, he is averaging 20.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.8 blocks in 34.5 minutes of action.
But the model also knows the Hurricanes have four players averaging double-digit scoring. Junior guard Isaiah Wong leads the way, averaging 15.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He is connecting on 44.4% of his field goals, including 37.5% from 3-point range, and 83.3% from the free-throw line. He posted back-to-back double-digit scoring performances in the ACC Tournament last week. He scored 22 points in an 85-78 semifinal loss to Duke, and had 17 points and five assists in a 74-72 win over Wake Forest in the quarterfinals.
Now, the model has set its sights on Miami vs. Indiana. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see the model before locking in any college basketball picks.
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