Utah vs Indiana State Picks, Odds | NIT Semifinals Prediction

The semifinals of the NIT take center stage on Tuesday night -- and the first matchup of the evening we'll be breaking down is Utah vs Indiana State, which is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The Utes are short 2.5-point underdogs on the spread in Tuesday's contest; with the game total set at over/under 163.5 at FanDuel.

Here's everything you need to know about Utah vs Indiana State -- the latest betting odds, as well as our expert picks and prediction for this NIT semifinals matchup on Tuesday, April 2.

Utah vs Indiana State Odds


Utah vs Indiana State Picks & Prediction

The first semi-final matchup at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis showcases a Hoosier State team that is still proving it belonged in the NCAA Tournament.

Indiana State was one of the last teams left out of the Big Dance, but the Sycamores have not let the loss in the Missouri Valley Conference championship put a damper on their season.

ISU has won each of the first three games of the NIT, all in Terre Haute over SMU, Minnesota, and Cincinnati. The Sycamores trailed by 15 to SMU early in the second half and by 8 to Cincinnati with less than 16 minutes remaining, but rallied to win both those games.

Utah is leaving Salt Lake City for the first time in this tournament after knocking off the likes of UC-Irvine, Iowa, and VCU. 

The Utes put together one of their best defensive performances of the season in a 74-54 blowout of the Rams in the NIT version of the Elite Eight, while limiting VCU to 5-of-26 shooting from long distance.

Utah put together a rough 4-12 record in road/neutral site games this season, which included only one road victory in Pac-12 play against UCLA by one point.

Although this is a neutral-site contest, Terre Haute is less than 80 miles from Indianapolis, so look for a pro-Indiana State crowd at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The Utes were 4-8 against the spread this season as an underdog, while going from facing a VCU team that ranked 150th in the country in 2-point shooting to an Indiana State squad that is 1st in that category nationally.

Pick: Indiana State -2.5 (-110)

Utah vs Indiana State Game Time & TV Channel

Date: Tuesday, April 2
Matchup: Pac-12 vs MVC
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Time-TV: ESPN, 7:00 p.m. ET

Utah vs Indiana State Betting Stats

1) Indiana State Sycamores
(Missouri Valley)

SU: 28-6
ATS: 19-14
O/U: 19-14
PPG: 84.5
OPPG: 72.0

2) Utah Utes

SU: 19-14
ATS: 16-16
O/U: 17-15
PPG: 78.3
OPPG: 73.2

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