The No. 1 seed Indiana State Sycamores and the No. 2 seed Utah Utes battle in the semifinals of the 2024 NIT on Tuesday. The winner moves on to play either Seton Hall or Georgia. The Utes ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring (78.3). Meanwhile, Indiana State put up 84.6 points per game this season. 

Tipoff from the Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indiana is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Sycamores are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Utah vs. Indiana State odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 162. Before making any Indiana State vs. Utah picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters the Final Four of the 2024 NCAA tournament on a 152-109 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It also has a strong 32-21 (+890) record on top-rated spread picks this season, and its bracket picks rank in the 92nd percentile among all CBS Sports Bracket Challenge entries so far in 2024. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Indiana State vs. Utah and just locked in its NIT predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several college basketball betting lines and trends for Utah vs. Indiana State:

  • Utah vs. Indiana State spread: Sycamores -3.5
  • Utah vs. Indiana State over/under: 162 points
  • Utah vs. Indiana State money line: Sycamores -168, Utes +141
  • INST: 21-15 ATS this season 
  • UTAH: 7-2 ATS in last nine games
  • Utah vs. Indiana State picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Utah can cover

Senior center Branden Carlson has been one of the main contributors for the Utes. Carlson uses his length to shoot right over defenders and be an asset on the boards. He leads the team in points (17), rebounds (6.6) and blocks (1.5). In the win over VCU, Carlson had 17 points and three boards.

Senior guard Deivon Smith brings a valuable playmaker to the backcourt. The Georgia native logs 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists per contest. He's finished with a triple-double in two straight games. In his last outing, Smith had 15 points, 11 boards and 12 assists. See which team to back at SportsLine

Why Indiana State can cover

Junior guard Jayson Kent is a scoring threat in the backcourt. Kent uses his length and athleticism to finish with ease around the basket. He's also effective on the boards. He puts up 13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and shoots 63% from the field. On Mar. 24, Kent had 16 points, 11 boards and two blocks.

Junior guard Isaiah Swope has been a pesky defender. Swope gets into passing lanes consistently and has the ability to score from the three levels. The Indiana native logs 15.8 points, three rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. In his last outing, Swope finished with 12 points and six boards. See which team to back at SportsLine

How to make Indiana State vs. Utah picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 156 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can see the picks only at SportsLine

So who wins Utah vs. Indiana State, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 152-109 roll on its top-rated college basketball picks, and find out.