Indiana vs. Miami is one of the most highly-anticipated games of the second round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. 

There’s a Sweet 16 berth on the line for both programs. For Miami, it would be its second-consecutive trip to the second weekend of March Madness. The Hoosiers are trying to make the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2016. 

Over at Underdog, there are ways to get in on the action by making fantasy picks for player over/under stats in this game.

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Through Underdog’s “Pick’em” contests, you can bundle a few selections of player prop picks similar to what you find at online sportsbooks, and you can put real money against these picks.

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My picks for Miami-Indiana

Trayce Jackson-Davis has been incredible all season long, but he’s stepped his game up to another level in recent weeks. The pick here is Jackson-Davis to go over 23 points in this game. He’s gone over that number in 5 consecutive contests and he’s facing a Miami defense that ranks outside the top 100 in adjusted defensive efficiency, per KenPom. Miami center Norchad Omier is also not too far removed from suffering a painful ankle injury in the ACC Tournament.

Given Omier’s injury concerns, it’s worth taking a look at his unders in this game. His point total is 13, which seems a shade too high. He went just 2-for-8 from the field against Drake, but did get to the free throw line 9 times in that contest. However, Indiana’s stout front court defense could keep Omier from reaching the charity stripe that often. If he’s still dealing with any pain in his ankle, it could zap some of the explosiveness that helped him to a 62% true shooting percentage this season. Take Omier’s point total under and trust Indiana to defend Omier at the rim without fouling.

Nijel Pack’s point total for this game is 14.5 points, which should be an easy over. Pack is averaging 16.9 points per game over his last 8 contests and scored 21 points in Miami’s opening-round win over Drake. Pack is shooting an efficient 48% from the field and 38.5% from 3-point range over that span. Both of these teams rank in the top half of the country in terms of tempo, so there should be enough possessions for Pack to find his way to 15+ points.

How many picks should you make?

The more picks you string together, the higher the “multiplier” or payout. Of course, the more you string together, the less likely you are to win because all of the picks have to hit in order for you to win.

A 3-way parlay of the picks I listed above would pay out $60 on a $10 bet:

If you’re feeling even bolder, you could pick Jalen Hood-Schifino under 4 rebounds. Miami has a lot of size with Isaiah Wong (6-foot-4), Wooga Poplar (6-foot-5) and Jordan Miller (6-foot-7) in the back court. Adding a fourth pick would improve the potential payout to 10x, so a 4-way parlay would net $100 on a $10 contest.

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