St. Mary’s vs Indiana: 2022 NCAA Tournament West Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Four- Indiana at Wyoming
Mar 15, 2022; Dayton, OH, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Jordan Geronimo (22) dunks the ball in the second half during the First Four of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at UD Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 5 St. Mary’s Gael’s vs. No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers

How to Watch:

  • Date: Thursday, March 17
  • Time: 7:20 p.m. ET
  • Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
  • TV: TNT
  • Live Stream:

Tale of the Tape:

No. 5 SMC STAT No. 12 IND
West Coast Conference Big Ten
25-7 Record 21-13
69.8 (236th) Points Per Game 71.5 (177th)
60.5 Points Allowed Per Game 65.9
0.6398 (6th) RPI 0.5574 (70th)
58th Strength of Schedule 33rd
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Saint Mary’s leaders:

March 8, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gaels forward Matthias Tass (11) shoots the basketball against Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Drew Timme (2) during the second half in the finals of the WCC Basketball Championships at Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • Matthias Tass, F, SR: 12.6 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 55.3% FG
  • Tommy Kuhse, G, SR: 12.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 46.9 3PT%

Indiana leaders:

Mar 12, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) shoots the ball while Iowa Hawkeyes forward Filip Rebraca (0) defends in the first half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
  • Trayce Jackson-Davis, F SO: 18.1 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 2.4 BPG, 58.9% FG
  • Xavier Johnson, G, JR: 12.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.2 SPG, 38.0% 3PT

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • SMC Moneyline: -150
  • IND Moneyline: +130
  • Spread: SMC -3
  • Over/Under: 131.5
  • ATS Record: SMC 19-10-2, IND 20-14
  • Over/Under Record: SMC 15-15-1, IND 17-17

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The Pick:

  • Before they were able to topple the Cowboys in the First Four, we covered the Hoosiers as one of our first-round upset best bets. They are a fairly balanced team, ranking 36th in the nation in KenPom’s adjEM, but they truly shine on defense. They’re 8th in the nation in 2-point field goal defense and 15th in blocks, which makes it difficult for teams to score on them in the paint.
  • However, the Gael’s also have a strong defense, finishing 9th in KenPom’s defensive efficiency metrics. They also force slightly more steals per game than their opponent, with seven a game to the Hoosiers’ 5.6.
  • This game will be played at a slow pace, with the Hoosiers ranking 184th in adjusted tempo and the Gael’s coming in at 338th.
  • The Gael’s are also one of the worst rebounding teams in the tournament, ranking 258th in rebounds per game (although part of that is connected to their slower pace), so it’s possible that a slow game favors Indiana, who ranks 109th.
  • If it’s close at the end, the Hoosiers rank just 237th in the country in free-throw percentage, which could be an issue.

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