The two were unable to participate in the Sweet 16 battle Friday night at the Unity Center in Chicago. The 11th-seeded Iowa State Cyclones will face the 10th-seeded Miami Hurricanes in Friday night’s grand final. Needless to say, both teams got hot at the right time and surprised many by making it this far.
The Hurricanes turned upside down in the first two rounds of the tournament with wins over USC No. 7 and No. 1 Auburn in round 32. Meanwhile, The Cyclones thrashed LSU No. 6 and Wisconsin No. to claim their spot. them in Sweet Sixteen. Here are the odds for this Sweet Sixteen match, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 133 (Over -110/Under -110)
This is a classic match between a team with a high attack and the other with a strong defence. The Hurricanes certainly have the score advantage and are ranked 55th in points per game at 74.7. Canes shot a total of 47.7%, ranking 19th nationally. They are also a fast paced team and score the 29th most goals per game.
However, the Cyclones’ defense ranks 18th in scoring and is one of the best perimeter teams in the nation. Cyclones have the ability to greatly slow down opponent offenses and rank seventh in hits attempted against them in each match. Hence the low total.
I think the big difference between the two is that the Hurricanes have been playing better defensively lately. Meanwhile, The Cyclones’ offense isn’t much better and remains a huge debt. They are 281st in terms of goals scored, 303rd in bounces, and 300th in spins per offensive play. It’s not much, but enough for me to erase the underdogs here.
Pick: Miami -2.5 (-110)
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