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Indiana St. Sycamores vs
Seton Hall PiratesPredictions & Preview

Indiana State Sycamores Favored to Win NIT Championship Against Seton Hall Pirates at Neutral Site

The Seton Hall Pirates are set to face off against the Indiana State Sycamores in the NIT Championship on Thursday at the Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Despite the technically neutral site, Indiana State is considered the betting favorite, opening at -2.5 and the current line is Indiana State -3. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM EST.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Sycamores -156 | Pirates +135
  • Spread: Sycamores -3 (-110) | Pirates +3 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 159 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Indiana St. will win straight-up is 61%.

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Indiana St. Sycamores

The Seton Hall Pirates have advanced to the NIT Championship game after defeating Georgia 84-67 in Indianapolis, led by Al-Amir Dawes with 20 points and Dre Davis with 19 points. The Pirates are averaging 78 points per game in the tournament and have a strong shooting percentage of nearly 48% overall. On defense, they are limiting opponents to 66.3 points per game and holding them to just 41% shooting from the floor. Indiana State, with a power ranking of 61, has a strong offense averaging 84.92 points per game, shooting 50.51% from the field and 38.13% from 3-point range. Defensively, they allow 73.68% free throws and 34.65% three-pointers. The upcoming NIT Championship game promises to be an exciting matchup between these two competitive teams.

Seton Hall Pirates Analysis

The Indiana State Sycamores have used their disappointment at not making the NCAA Tournament to fuel their impressive run in the NIT, now standing just one win away from claiming the school's first-ever NIT Championship. Led by standout performances from Ryan Conwell and Robbie Avila, the Sycamores have been dominant on offense, averaging 90.5 points per game and shooting well from both the floor and beyond the arc. They will have the homecourt advantage in the championship game and will be looking to secure their 33rd win of the season. On the other hand, Seton Hall Pirates have a solid offense but struggle on defense, allowing opponents to score at a higher rate. The matchup between these two teams promises to be exciting, with contrasting strengths and weaknesses on both sides.

Seton Hall's Defense vs Indiana State's Offense: Who Will Prevail in the Championship Game?

Based on analysis of the teams, it is recommended to consider choosing Seton Hall in the championship game. Seton Hall has demonstrated superior defensive capabilities throughout the tournament, holding opponents to an average of nearly 15 points less per game compared to Indiana State. On the other hand, Indiana State embodies the modern style of college basketball, characterized by fast-paced gameplay, frequent three-point shooting, and versatile players who can score both inside and outside the paint. Despite their fast tempo, Indiana State excels in ball security, leading to a higher field goal percentage and shot attempt rate compared to their opponents. Motivated by the desire to prove themselves after being overlooked for the NCAA Tournament, Indiana State approaches the game with a competitive edge. Furthermore, with a strong track record of 19-1 in games played in Indiana this season, Indiana State may have a slight advantage. Considering these factors, it may be beneficial to consider selecting Indiana State +2.5.

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