Iowa State vs. Virginia - 3/25/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (23-11) at Virginia Cavaliers (28-7)
College Basketball: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:10 pm (United Center)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and Virginia Cavaliers meet in the NCAA Tournament Friday at the United Center.
The Iowa State Cyclones look for another win after beating Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 82.1 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Georges Niang is averaging 20.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while Monte Morris is averaging 13.9 points and 6.9 assists. Abdel Nader is grabbing five rebounds and Matt Thomas is dishing 1.7 assists. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cyclones are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones are 5-2 on neutral courts this season.
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The Virginia Cavaliers look for another win after beating Butler on Saturday. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 70.9 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 59.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 18.6 points and 2.9 assists while Anthony Gill is averaging 13.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. London Perrantes is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Tobey is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-1 on neutral courts this season.
The Cyclones are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Iowa State wants to play fast and control the tempo, and Virginia simply isn't going to allow that. This is a nightmare matchup for the Cyclones. Look for Virginia to win and cover the reasonable number.