A couple of the nation’s best players will be in the spotlight Sunday night as Isaiah Wong and the #5 Hurricanes go for the slight upset against Trayce Jackson-Davis and the #4 Hoosiers. Indiana (23-11) cruised to a 71-60 victory over Kent State in the first round while Miami (26-7) staved off upset-minded Drake 63-56.
Before Betting on Miami vs Indiana
The Hurricanes advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history last season, ultimately losing to eventual National Champion Kansas in the Elite 8. Coach Jim Larranaga is hoping to make deep March Madness runs a regular thing for the Hurricanes, and this really feels like a toss-up game that could go either way.
If Miami wants to advance to next weekend, they’ll need a better performance from the ACC Player of the Year Wong, who shot just 1-10 against Drake and finished with 5 points. The fact that the Hurricanes could still advance shows their impressive depth, as Nigel Pack led the way with 21 points and Norchad Omier returned from injury for a solid 12 point, 14 rebound outing.
Jackson-Davis did it all in round one, becoming the first player since blocks became a statistic to log 20+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5+ assists, and 5+ blocks in an NCAA Tournament game. Jackson-Davis will almost undoubtedly get his on Sunday night, but you wonder if he’s going to need a little more help against a Miami team that had four players average over 13 points during the regular season.
Hurricanes vs Hoosiers NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds
|BetOnline||Miami (2.05) | IU (1.78)||145||Miami +1.5 (1.95) | IU -1.5 (1.87)|
|Bovada||Miami (2.10) | IU (1.77)||145||Miami +2 (1.91) | IU -2 (1.91)|
|BetUS||Miami (2.05) | IU (1.80)||145.5||Miami +2 (1.91) | IU -2 (1.91)|
|SportsBetting.ag||Miami (2.05) | IU (1.78)||145||Miami +1.5 (1.95) | IU -1.5 (1.87)|
|Pinnacle||Miami (2.10) | IU (1.81)||145.5||Miami +1.5 (2.0) | IU -1.5 (1.89)|
|MyBookie||Miami (2.05) | IU (1.80)||145.5||Miami +2 (1.91) | IU -2 (1.91)|
Miami vs Indiana Prediction & Pick
It wouldn’t be a shocker either way this game goes, whether it’s Miami or Indiana that head to next weekend. The depth of the Hurricanes and the fact that they have the experience from last year’s march to the elite 8 gives them the edge here.