Free CBB Hoops Pick: Gaels vs Cyclones Odds
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22-10 (3-2 N) Iona Gaels vs. Iowa State Cyclones 21-11 (3-2 N)
2016 NCAA Tournament – March Madness – Round of 64
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: ISU -8
CBB Betting Total: 167
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Iona and Monmouth ran the MAAC this season and after splitting the regular season series, the Gaels prevailed in the championship game.
The Cyclones fell in their final 2 games as they were eliminated in the Big 12 conference tourney by the Oklahoma Sooners in a 3 point defeat. The Cyclones, like many Big 12 teams, earned an at large thanks to the strength of the conference.
The Gaels finished 2nd in the regular season in the MAAC as they and Monmouth exchanged blows all season long, but it was Iona who got the last laugh in the championship game.
Iona’s games were typically up and down track meets as they liked to push the tempo, but that really did hurt their defense. Iona averaged nearly 80 points per game, but they did concede 73.7.
A.J. English is the key to Iona’s success. The star guard averages 22.4 points per game to go along with 6.2 assists per game. English has really been the leader of this team and down the stretch of close games, it’s English who undoubtedly will have the ball in his hands.
The Gaels, thanks to English’s 6 assists per game, average 16.8 as a team. That impressive number sits tied for 15th in the nation.
Iowa State Cyclones
The Cyclones finished 6th in the regular season in the Big 12 and made an early exit in the conference tournament as they ran into Oklahoma in their first game.
Iowa State went through a season of ups and downs as the stacked Big 12 really took it’s toll on them. Unfortunately for them, they ran into a hot Oklahoma team in the tournament and made an early exit.
The Cyclones, like the Gaels, were one of the best in the nation in scoring as they averaged 81.8 points per game. They were also one of the best passing teams in the nation as they averaged 16.5 assists per game. This Cyclones team likes to move the ball at a rapid pace and will really create their own shots.
The Cyclones are also some of the best shooters in the nation. This team has consistently shot well, as they hit over 50% from the field on the season.
CBB Betting Trends:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iowa State’s last 9 games
Free Iona Gaels vs. Iowa State Cyclones CBB Prediction:
This game will certainly be fast paced and really be a fun one to watch.
Both teams will move the ball quickly and really hoist, making this a back and forth high scoring game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Over 167
The Cyclones and Gaels go down to the wire, with the over cashing in a close game.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Iowa State 90- Iona 87
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