The final match of the NCAA Sweet 16 men’s tournament on Friday night will end just before 10 p.m. ET when the two double-digit seeds want to move on to Elite 8.
No 11 of the Iowa State Cyclones, having just won against LSU and Wisconsin against 10 Miami (Florida), the team upset both No. 7 USC and No. 3 Wisconsin on their way to Sweet 16.
After opening nearly one pick, one team has jumped out significantly in the betting market, but is it the right side?
Let’s take a look at what’s latest odds for Friday night spins from Chicago via WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 143 (Above -110/Under -110)
Iowa State Tornado
I’ve bludgeoned this Iowa State team since they entered the league, and I ate it in the last two games as they clinched an impressive win over LSU #6 on Friday, as well as #3 Wisconsin. on Sunday.
As noted by the Cyclones, their defense has been spectacular, offsetting the fact that they won two NCAA Tournament games with 59 and 54 points respectively.
However, I also see some setbacks coming and I don’t think it’s going to be good.
Miami’s offense from an adjusted efficiency standpoint is the best they’ve seen so far in the league. The last time they scored less than 61 points was in a 61-60 loss on January 22 to Florida State. That’s not to say that Iowa State can’t keep up defensively (they rank 5th in adjusted defenses), but it’s also the team that defended the Hurricanes; Very good two-crime limits at USC and Auburn are 66 and 61.
Between Canes’ improved defense, as well as Iowa State’s ability to spread out the defense when they have the ball, I just don’t see it in the Cyclones beyond this moment. The roster has completely moved a point and a half in Miami’s favor since opening and I think the early move is a step in the right direction.
PICK: Miami -2.5 (-110)
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