Terre Haute Regional Odds, Picks: Bets for Iowa, UNC in 2023 NCAA Tournament
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Terre Haute Regional Odds
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Game 1: Indiana State (42-15) vs. Wright State (39-21) · 1 p.m. ET Friday · ESPN+
Game 2: Iowa (42-14) vs. North Carolina (35-22) · 7 p.m. ET Friday · ACC Network
The Sycamores did everything a team could from a lower-tier conference to become a Regional host. Indiana State finished the schedule with a road RPI rank of fourth nationally, but the record against the top teams in the nation is a bit questionable.
Head coach Mitch Hannahs' team finished 2-9 against teams in the RPI top 50. Although Wright State is not in the RPI top 50, starting southpaw Sebastian Gongora will be a real test in the opening game.
Pitcher Matt Jachec will have Indiana State projected as just -120 favorites over the Raiders.
North Carolina and Iowa are two top-50 RPI programs that will look to steal a bid to the Super Regionals.
Jake Knapp is projected for the Heels, while Brody Brecht should get starting duties for the Hawkeyes. The important note for these two teams is that Iowa holds a supreme advantage in staff and bullpen ERA and FIP against North Carolina, making the Hawkeyes the play in Game 2 at -130 all the way to -165.
The odds for this regional spell out the hurdles for the host to advance, as both North Carolina and Iowa have lower odds to move on to face Arkansas in Fayetteville.
The Hawkeyes don't have as strong of pitching at Indiana State, but top-30 ranks in WHIP and ERA and a better record versus the RPI top 50 has Iowa moving on to a potentially legendary series with Arkansas.
- Series: Iowa +230
- Game 1: Wright State +155 & Run Line
- Game 2: Iowa -130 (Play to -165)