Miami vs. Iowa State - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (4-0) at Miami Hurricanes (4-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11:00 am (HP Field House)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and the Iowa State Cyclones face off on Friday in early college basketball tournament action.
The Miami Hurricanes are 4-0 this season and they advanced to this game with a 67-53 win over Stanford on Thursday. Miami shot 46 percent from the floor and 38.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they allowed Stanford to shoot 41.2 percent as they turned around a 4-point halftime deficit and won going away. Ja’Quan Newton led the Hurricanes with 20 points in 37 minutes of action. Anthony Lawrence Jr. had 18 points and 4 steals for UM, Bruce Bown had 10 points and 6 rebounds, and Davon Reed had 7 points. Miami didn’t start the season ranked but just like last year that will likely change in the near future.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-0 this season and they advanced to this game with a 73-71 win over Indiana State. Iowa State shot just 34.2 percent from the floor and 32 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while they allowed ISU to shoot 47.4 percent from the floor and 40.9 percent from beyond the arc for the narrow win. Monte Morris led the Cyclones with 20 points and 9 rebounds, Darrell Bowie had 13 points and 11 rebounds for ISU, Nazereth Mitrou-Long had 13 points, and Matt Thomas and Deonte Burton had 10 points each. Iowa State was outplayed and despite shooting just 51.7 percent from the free throw line the 15 points they scored there were the difference in the game.
Miami is 15-6 against the spread in their last 21 non-conference games, 1-4 against the spread against the Big 12, and 22-10-1 against the spread following a win. Iowa State is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games, 3-7 against the spread following a win, and 6-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Miami is a small favorite here but they are playing the much better basketball and this one looks like it could be easy money with a Canes cover.