The 5th seed Miami Hurricanes (26-7) battle against the 4th seed Indiana Hoosiers (23-11) Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Tip-off from the MVP Arena in Albany, NY is scheduled for 8:40 PM ET (TNT). Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around Miami vs. Indiana odds as we do our expert college basketball picks, predictions and best bets.
Miami took down Drake 63-56 as a 2.5-point favorite in the first round of the tournament on Friday. The win against the spread (ATS) saw an 0-4 ATS run. The Hurricanes are 8-2 straight up (SU) and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games, improving to 19-14 ATS on the season.
Indiana beat Kent State 71-60 on Friday in the first round, covering as a 4-point favorite. The Hoosiers are 6-4 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games, falling to 16-17-1 ATS on the season.
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Miami vs Indiana odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access the USA TODAY Sports Score and Sports Betting Odds hub for a complete list. Lines last updated at 08:48 ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Miami +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Indiana -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Miami +1.5 (-105) | Indiana -1.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 145.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Miami vs Indiana picks and predictions
Indiana 71, Miami 65
This is a very small spread, and if Indiana (-130) wins it should cover. I’ll take the best value with a single basket rather than paying the extra juice on the money line.
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Against the spread
LEAN INDIANA -1.5 (-115).
While this will certainly be a close game, Indiana has the advantage.
The Hoosiers are 3-2 ATS this season in neutral-site games, while the Hurricanes are 2-3 ATS in such games. Indiana is 2-1-1 ATS as a 1-2.5 point favorite while Miami is 1-1 ATS as a 1-2.5 point underdog.
Indiana really shows its advantage in Kenpom’s strength of schedule. The Hoosiers rank 11th in the nation while the Hurricanes rank 85. Despite similar records and seeding, Indiana has had a much more difficult road. Expect the Hoosiers to remain composed throughout, which is crucial to advancing in March.
BET UNDER 145.5 (-110).
The Under is 6-0 in Miami’s last 6 NCAA Tournament games and 7-2 in their last 9 neutral site games. For Indiana, Under is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The Under also scored in both teams’ games in the first round.
Both teams rank below 100th overall in pace in the Kenpom rankings. Expect a slower pace, as neither has been blowing up lately. The Under is 3-1 in Miami’s last 4 games and 2-1 in Indiana’s last 3.
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