The Big Ten Tournament semifinals conclude with an interesting matchup Saturday afternoon. Penn State has booked their spot in the NCAA Tournament with their run this week and they will look to continue that with a win over the third seeded Indiana Hoosiers. Below is our pick for this Penn State vs Indiana Big Ten Semifinal clash.
Penn State vs Indiana Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Indiana -3|
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This game will be played at United Center at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
✅ Indiana is 3-1 in their last four games going into this semifinal game.
✅ The Hoosiers have one of the best duos in the country, in Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jalen Hood-Schifino, and they will be too much for the Nittany Lions to handle.
✅ Penn State has now secured their spot in the NCAA Tournament and may just see their sense of urgency drop a bit.
Penn State Nittany Lions – Let’s Dance
Penn State made it two wins in two days with a tough overtime victory over the Northwestern Wildcats. This game was a grind, so a typical Northwestern game, but the Nittany Lions stayed focused and booked their spot in the semifinals.
These teams met just one time and it was the Nittany Lions who grabbed a dominant 85-66 home victory back in early January.
Penn St. ranks out as the 54th best team in the nation with an average rating of 38.5 for resume and 47.7 in quality. The Nittany Lions are 11-11 in their Quad One and Quad Two games and are 10-1 in the bottom two quads.
Joe Lunardi, in his Saturday morning Bracketology, has Penn State as the 10th seed in the West region.
Indiana Hoosiers – Backing Up the Preseason Hype
Indiana got their Big Ten Tournament started Friday and used a big second half to grab the 70-60 victory over Maryland. The Terrapins were leading at the half, but the Hoosiers took the lead early in the second half and looked back.
The Hoosiers ranks as the 30th best team in the country, fourth in the Big Ten, and sit with an average resume rating of 19 and quality rating of 21. The Hoosiers are a solid 12-10 in their Quad One and Quad Two games this season.
Indiana is listed as the fourth seed in the West region in Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology.