Indiana vs. Kent State: NCAA Tournament Same Game Parlay Picks (3/17)

Mar 17, 2023 - 9:32 AM

Check out our top same game parlay for this week’s NCAA Tournament game between Indiana Hoosiers vs. Kent State Golden Flashes.

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Indiana vs. Kent State

Leg 1 – Trayce Jackson-Davis – Over 24.5 Points (+125)

The Hoosiers anticipate Trayce Jackson-Davis, the first player from Indiana to surpass 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career and the program’s leader in blocks and boards, to receive the typical intense defensive treatment from the Golden Flashes.  For the Hoosiers, Jackson-Davis averaged a double-double with 20.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

In the last four games, Jackson-Davis has scored at least 24 points, and in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal loss to Penn State on Saturday, he finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. Despite the added pressure on him, I don’t think this Golden Flashes defense can contain him.

Leg 2 – Sincere Carry – Under 15.5 (+115)

Sincere Carry (17.6 points per game) and Malique Jacobs (13.1 points per game), two senior guards, are Kent State’s top scorers. Before spending the last two seasons with the Golden Flashes, Carry played for Duquesne for three seasons. While he has been dominant in the MAC this season, he’ll get a different level of defender here against Indiana, and I like him to struggle throughout the night.

Leg 3 – Kent State (+160)

The Hoosiers finished the regular season with a record of.500, but they are hopeful about the NCAA Tournament thanks to some new life and the steadiness of their undisputed hero. Fourth-seeded Indiana (22-11) will play No. 13 Kent State (28-6) in the Midwest Region’s first-round matchup on Friday in Albany, New York.

After coming in second place during the regular season of the Mid-American Conference, Kent State easily won the MAC tournament by winning its three games by a total of 40 points.  In the tournament final, top-seeded Kent State defeated Toledo 93-78 to claim victory for the 10th time in the previous 11 games.

On November 26th, when Kent State lost 49-44 to eventual NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed Houston, Golden Flashes head coach Rob Senderoff came close to defeating his former boss, Kelvin Sampson. Eleven days later, the Golden Flashes battled at longtime power Gonzaga before suffering a seven-point defeat. Both are respectable, and both testing them against the nation’s best.

I like for the Golden Flashes to keep their momentum going in this one and take from the experience they gained earlier in the year.

Parlay Odds: +1700 @ DraftKings

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