The Indiana Hoosiers and Kentucky Wildcats will play for the second time this season on Friday with the winner this time advancing to the Elite Eight. Please be sure to check all of the up to the minute spreads and totals for NCAA Tournament action by visiting our friends at Bovada sportsbook.
Kentucky comes into this game having been at the number one spot in the ranking for most of the year and the number one overall seed in the tournament. John Calipari’s club looked good in their first game vs. Western Kentucky and then in the round of 32 vs. Iowa State. In the game vs. Iowa St., point guard Marquis Teague scored 24 points, Darius Miller had 19, and freshman superstar Anthony Davis had a solid overall game with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Kentucky shot an impressive 54% from the field and 50% from three in route to the win. During the season Kentucky is 8-1 in neutral site games and 8-2 vs. the top 25. Despite suffering one of their two losses to Indiana earlier in the year the Wildcats will be the favorite in this one.
Tom Crean and this year’s Indiana squad have done wonders in restoring credibility to one of the nations most storied programs that had fallen on hard times. They now find themselves just two wins away from a final four birth, Indiana dismantled New Mexico State in round one, but faced a much tougher VCU team in round two and gutted out a victory in that one. In the game vs. VCU Cody Zeller had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Christian Watford also starred for the Hoosiers with 16. The Hoosiers shot over 50 % as a team in the win and also shit an impressive 82% from the free throw line as well. During the season the Hoosiers are 4-1 in neutral site game and 4-5 vs. teams ranked in the top 25. Indiana has already beaten Kentucky once this year on a buzzer beater, but they know full well the challenging task they have in front of them tonight.
The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS vs. the Big Ten in the last 6 and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 in the NCAA Tournament as a favorite. Indiana on the year is 8-1 ATS in non-conference games and is 4-1 ATS when they are an underdog of 7-12.5 points. Bet Kentucky to redeem sportsbook promotion codes.