Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bruins and Sycamores. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Sycamores at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 164.5 points, and the Sycamores are favored to win at home against the Bruins.

BELMONT BRUINS VS INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Belmont Bruins +11.5

This game will be played at Hulman Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE BELMONT BRUINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Sycamores.
  • Even though we have Indiana State winning straight-up, we like Belmont at +11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 164.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Bruins Have What it Takes on the Road?

Belmont will be the underdog in this game, as they are getting 11.5 points. So far this season, Belmont has gone 4-4 when they are the underdog. They come into this game with a record of 11-5, including a 4-1 record in Missouri Valley Conference games. On the road, the Bruins are 4-5 this season.

In their last game, Belmont took down Illinois State by a score of 67-60. Over their last 10 games, the Bruins have gone 5-5 on the road. For the season, they are averaging -3.9 points per game on the road.

Belmont’s ATS record this season is 6-9, but they have been better on the road, going 4-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Bruins are 4-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Belmont has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Belmont is 7-8, and today’s over/under line of 164.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (155.5). However, in their last three games, the average scoring total is just 138 points, and their over/under record during that span is 0-3. For the season, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line.

Against Illinois State, the Belmont had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 79.4 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 47.1% in the game. Malik Dia is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Cade Tyson brings a PPG average of 16.7 into the game.

Facing Indiana State, Belmont aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 76.7 points allowed per game (272nd). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.2 threes per game vs. Indiana State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.1%.

Can the Sycamores Secure a Win at Home?

Indiana State is a perfect 6-0 at home this season, and they have won nine of their last ten games at home. They are 11-0 this season when favored, and they have been favored in 11 of their 16 games.

The Sycamores will look to bounce back from an 89-78 loss to Drake in their last game. They are 13-3 overall, including a 4-1 record in Missouri Valley Conference games. So far, Indiana State has a scoring margin of +26.3 at home.

Indiana State has an ATS record of 9-6 this season, including a mark of 4-2 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Sycamores are 7-3 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 5-4 this season and 5-4 over their last 10 games.

Indiana State’s over/under record for the season is 11-4 and today’s line of 164.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (156.1). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points and their OU record during that stretch is 2-1.

The Indiana State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. Drake. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.1% while connecting on 11 threes. Isaiah Swope is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.4 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Ryan Conwell brings a PPG average of 15.3 into the game.

The Sycamores’ defense is presently ranked 198th nationally, allowing an average of 72.8 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Belmont, the Indiana State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Indiana State made 19 free-throws vs. the Sycamores.