Iowa State vs Ohio State 3/22/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Iowa State Cyclones vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
NCAAB: 9:50 PM EST
Mar. 22, 2019
Latest Odds : ISU -6 Total 141
The Iowa State Cyclones are set to face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament as they will meet at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Iowa State Cyclones enter the tournament as a 6th seed with a 23-11 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning the Big 12 championship over Kansas, 78-66. Lindell Wigginton led the way for the Cyclones with 17 points and 6 rebounds off the bench. Marial Shayok was able to contribute 15 points in the win.
The Ohio State Buckeyes enter the NCAA Tournament as a 11th seed with a 19-14 record, and they will be looking to rebound after losing in the Big Ten quarterfinal round to the Michigan State Spartans, 77-70. Keyshawn Woods led the way for the Ohio State Buckeyes with 16 points. Andre Wesson had a solid game for the Buckeyes as he connected on 4 of his 5 three-point attempts for a total of 14 points.
Marial Shayok is the leading scorer for the Iowa State Cyclones as the senior guard is averaging 18.6 PPG. Michael Jacobson is the leading rebounder for Steve Prohm and company as the junior forward is averaging 6 RPG. Nick Weiler-Babb is the leading assists guy for the Cyclones as the senior guard is contributing 4 APG. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 47.7% from the field this season while connecting on 36.5% of their three-point attempts.
Kaleb Wesson is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Ohio State Buckeyes as the sophomore forward is averaging 14.4 PPG and 6.8 RPG. C.J. Jackson is the leading assists guy for Chris Holtmann and company as the senior guard is averaging 3.5 APG while also contributing 12.2 PPG and a team-high 1.3 steals per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 43.7% from the field this season while connecting on 34.3% of their three-point attempts.
Recent Betting Trends:
Buckeyes are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 NCAA Tournament games.
Over is 6-1 in Buckeyes last 7 overall.
Cyclones are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
Over is 18-7-1 in Cyclones last 26 vs. Big Ten.
Free Betting Pick: Iowa State Cyclones -6
The Iowa State Cyclones showed potential throughout the season to be a top team in the country, and they are finally becoming consistent as they come into this game with a decisive win in the Big 12 championship. Iowa State has a great offensive as Wigginton and Shayok are playing at a high level, and I haven’t been impressed with the offensive output for the Buckeyes as of recent. Final Score Prediction, Iowa State Cyclones win and cover ATS 77-66.