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Indiana State Best Bet vs Seton Hall In NIT Title Game

The Indiana State Sycamores will be the favorite in the college basketball odds today as they try to complete their best season since 1978-79 with an NIT Championship against the Seton Hall Pirates in the final at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The Sycamores, who can match the 33 wins they recorded in 1978-79 when Larry Bird led them to the NCAA Tournament final, defeated Utah 100-90 in the semifinals on Tuesday. Indiana State is averaging 90.5 points in the tournament.

Indiana State Best Bet vs Seton Hall In NIT Title Game

Seton Hall rolled to an 84-67 victory over Georgia in the second semifinal on Tuesday and won its last three games by an average of 18 points. The Pirates have won 11 of their last 14 contests and are one of only three teams to beat Connecticut this season.

Indiana State certainly has the home advantage as the Terre Haute campus is about 77 miles from Hinkle. Seton Hall is 2-0 on this court this season, though, including a 78-72 win over Butler on Jan. 13.


Indiana State vs Seton Hall Game Information

  • Game: Indiana State (32-6) vs Seton Hall (24-12)
  • Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Day/Time: Thursday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Indiana State vs Seton Hall Live Stream: TBS.com`


The Sycamores are a 3½-point favorite in the college basketball lines against the Pirates in the NIT Championship game on Thursday night. Indiana State is 16-5 away from its home court and Seton Hall is 7-9. The Sycamores are 1-4 and Pirates 2-5 against teams that reached the NCAA Tournament as they prepare to meet for the first time.


Indiana State vs Seton Hall Spreads and Odds


  • Over bettors are 5-1 at the sportsbook in the last six Indiana State games and 22-15 on the season.
  • The Pirates have hit the first half moneyline in 18 of their last 27 contests.
  • Sycamores sophomore guard Ryan Conwell is averaging 23.3 points in the NIT, making 17-of-33 from 3-point range.
  • The over is 6-3 in the last nine Seton Hall games, but just 18-18 in 2023-24.
  • Indiana State has hit the team total over in 23 of its last 37 games.
  • Pirates senior guard Al-Amir Dawes is averaging 20.6 points in his last five games, almost six above his season mark.
  • Sycamores junior guard Jayson Kent scored 70 points in the first three NIT games before being held to nine on Tuesday.
  • Seton Hall has only hit the first half game total over in five of their last 14 outings if you bet online.


Indiana State vs Seton Hall Over/Under Pick: Over 158 ½

Indiana State averages 85 points and Seton Hall allows just under 70 per game. Something has to give here. We think the teams will put on an offensive show in the final and the over should be among your college basketball picks and parlays.



Indiana State vs Seton Hall ATS Pick: Indiana State -3½

The Sycamores thought they should have gotten an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, so they are on a mission. The Sycamores are 10-1 in their last 11 – a four-point loss to Drake in the Missouri Valley Conference final.



Indiana State vs Seton Hall Moneyline Pick: Indiana State (-150)

Indiana State boasts five players averaging double-figure scoring – Robbie Avila, Conwell, Isaiah Swope, Kent and Julian Larry – while Seton Hall has three in Kadary Richmond, Dre Davis and Dawes.



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Indiana State vs Seton Hall Prediction

Indiana State 84, Seton Hall 76



Questions Of The Day

Has either team won the NIT before?

Yes. Seton Hall won the 1953 title, beating St. John’s in the final. Indiana State made the semifinals for the first time.

Which team is likely to make the most 3-pointers?

Indiana State. The Sycamores have made 187 more shots from behind the arc than the Pirates..

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