Saint Mary’s (CA) vs. Indiana NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Picks and Predictions

by | Mar 16, 2022

Saint Mary’s (CA) vs. Indiana Betting Picks & Predictions

The No. 5 Saint Mary’s Gaels (25-7) and the No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers (21-13) will meet on Thursday to compete for a spot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Saint Mary’s (CA) is favored by 2.5 points in the opening round matchup, which begins at 7:20 PM on TBS. Here are the insights you need when filling out your bracket for this 5-12 matchup.

Saint Mary’s (CA) vs. Indiana Betting Line

Saint Mary’s (CA) vs Indiana Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Saint Mary’s (CA) -2.5 126.5 -111 -110 -145 121

Saint Mary’s (CA) vs. Indiana Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Portland, Oregon

Computer Predictions for Saint Mary’s (CA) vs. Indiana

Computer picks for Gaels vs Hoosiers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Saint Mary’s (CA) (-2.5) Over (126.5) Indiana 69 Saint Mary’s (CA) 65

Saint Mary’s (CA) vs. Indiana Betting Trends

  • Saint Mary’s (CA) has played 32 games, with 19 wins against the spread.
  • The Gaels have been favored by 2.5 points or more 20 times this season and are 13-7 ATS in those matchups.
  • Saint Mary’s (CA)’s games this year have gone over the total in 15 out of 33 opportunities (45.5%).
  • Saint Mary’s (CA) Leaders

  • Matthias Tass leads the Gaels in points and rebounds. He puts up 12.6 points per game while tacking on six rebounds.
  • Tommy Kuhse paces the squad with 3.5 assists per game.
  • The Gaels are led by Alex Ducas from long distance. He connects on 1.9 shots from deep per game.
  • Saint Mary’s (CA)’s steals leader is Logan Johnson, who collects two per game. Tass leads the team averaging 0.7 blocks a contest.
  • Saint Mary’s (CA) Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 46.4 53
    Opp. Field Goal % 42.6 142
    Rebounds Per Game 31.1 240
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 27.1 11
    Turnovers Per Game 10.6 305
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 12.3 187

    Indiana vs. Saint Mary’s (CA) Betting Trends

  • Indiana has beaten the spread 20 times in 34 games.
  • As 2.5-point underdogs or greater, the Hoosiers are 5-5 against the spread.
  • Indiana has seen 16 of its 34 games hit the over.
  • Indiana Leaders

  • Trayce Jackson-Davis has the top Hoosiers spot in two categories: scoring (18.4 points per game) and rebounding (8.2 rebounds per game).
  • Xavier Johnson puts in work giving out assists and is Indiana’s assist leader with 5.1 per game.
  • Parker Stewart leads the Hoosiers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 1.6 made threes per game.
  • Nobody on Indiana grabs more steals than Xavier Johnson (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Jackson-Davis (2.4 per game).
  • Indiana Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 45.7 81
    Opp. Field Goal % 39.2 17
    Rebounds Per Game 33.1 114
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 30.8 147
    Turnovers Per Game 11.4 231
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 11.3 108

    Betting Tips for Saint Mary’s (CA) vs. Indiana

    Our best bet against the spread is Saint Mary’s (CA) (-2.5) after looking at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will finish over the total of 126.5 points, with a final score of Saint Mary’s (CA) 69, Indiana 65.

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