Best March Madness Same-Game Parlay for NCAA Tournament First Round

  • The first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off on Thursday, March 16th
  • Out of 32 first-round games, we’ve chosen the very best same-game parlay for you to bet on
  • Below, find our three leg same-game parlay between Kent State and Indiana, along with the odds

March Madness has arrived and the first round is almost here. As tipoff for the first contest nears, everyone is looking at a March Madness bracket to determine an eventual champion, but first things first. Let’s see who escapes the field of 64 to advance to the weekend.

While the top seeds pay little return in the early going, we’ve put together a same-game parlay in the Kent State Golden Flashes vs Indiana Hoosiers odds, to maximize the most profit on your wager.

Tipoff between these two is scheduled for 9:55 pm ET on Friday, March 17th from MVP Arena in the Midwest region. Read on below to see our three leg parlay for this contest.

Kent State vs Indiana Same-Game Parlay Picks

Pick Odds
Kent State Golden Flashes +4.5 -130
Indiana Hoosiers Under 73.5 -155
Kent State Golden Flashes Over 66.5 -150

As the No. 4 seed, Indiana are 4-point favorites against the Golden Flashes. Losing is not something Kent State has been accustomed to lately, as they’ve won 10 of their last 11 entering the tournament.

We’re siding with the underdogs in the three legs of our same-game parlay, taking the Golden Flashes to cover the spread as well as score a minimum of 67 points. On the opposite side, our prediction is that Indiana doesn’t exceed more than 73 points in this matchup.







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SGP Pick #1: Kent State +4.5

First off, the Golden Flashes come into this game oozing confidence with a Mid American Conference tournament title in hand. In their three tourney games, Kent State defeated their opponents by an average of 13.3 points.

This defense is very stingy. According to KenPom, they rank 38th in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency and that could cause some major problems for the Hoosiers. Indiana is very good, but did lose six of nine games when shooting under 45% from the field.

The Golden Flashes are a team that could be a major problem for some of the chalk in the odds to win March Madness, and Indiana just hasn’t been playing great ball of late. In their last nine games, the Hoosiers are just 5-4 and won only two of those games by more than four points.

SGP Pick #2: Indiana Hoosiers Under 73.5 Points

During the month of January, Indiana scored at least 74 points in six of nine outings. Since then, they have hit or surpassed that number on offense just three of 11 times, and in one of those cases, they wouldn’t have got to that total without overtime.

Paying out at +1200 in the Final Four odds, the feeling here is that the Hoosiers will need everything just to make it to the second round.

Granted, Kent State has played only two squads with a better KenPom overall rating than Indiana this campaign, but in both those spots, they held their opponents under 74 points. One of those games, was against the top ranked Houston Cougars, who only managed to put up a season low 49 points against the Golden Flashes.

SGP Pick #3: Kent State Golden Flashes Over 66.5 Points

We’ve only moved the team total slightly here in the college basketball odds, as most sportsbooks have the sweet spot for Kent State in this contest pegged at 68.5 points.

Why are we so confident they’ll surpass 66.5 against the Hoosiers? Well, they have failed to top that number just once since the calendar flipped. You read that right, Kent State has scored at least 67 points in 20 of their last 21 outings.

Senior guard Sincere Carry has been dynamite this month, averaging 23.8 points, which means he can account for over one-third of that total on his own if he keeps up his performance in March.

With a 95.2% success rate scoring at least 67 points in the new year, this is the wager we feel most certain of. Although this is one of the last games of the first round, placing a same-game parlay in the Kent State vs Indiana odds with these three legs will prove to be well worth the wait.

Kent State vs Indiana Same-Game Parlay Odds (+200)

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