Iowa State Vs Purdue Free Pick, Odds & TV Info
The first day of March madness is in the books, and according to the stats, not too many people have busted brackets. I’m hoping that mean that you all made some money on opening day. With each passing round, things get a little tougher to predict, but we will do all we can to try and provide you some winners all the way through to the final. There is a very good schedule of games set for Saturday, and one of the best on the calendar is a late one that sees #4 Purdue Boilermakers go up against #5 Iowa State Cyclones. These two look to be incredibly evenly matched, and it would appear that the bookies agree, as this one is currently sitting as a Pick ‘Em play. Both teams had good first round wins, so expect them both to be coming into this one brimming with confidence. Let’s try to break this game down to see if we can come up with a college basketball odds winner in what should be a close one.
In Depth Analysis On The Cyclones Vs Boilermakers Free Pick, Odds & TV Info
When: Saturday, March 18 at 9:40 PM EST
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Iowa State Cyclones
The Iowa State Cyclones got through the opening round with an 84-73 win over Nevada, but the win was not as comfortable as the score might suggest. The Cyclones looked to be in control at the half, going in with a 13-point lead, but they had to withstand a furious comeback from the Wolfpack in the second half before finally putting the game away late. The good news was that the Cyclones looked composed throughout, getting a balanced scoring effort from a lot of different guys. It was Monte Morris who led the way, though, putting up 19 points in a brilliant effort. They are going to need more of the same from him, as well as the supporting cast, on Saturday night if they want to move on to the Sweet 16.
Why bet on the Purdue Boilermakers
Fans of the Purdue Boilermakers were sure to be a little nervous heading into the tournament, as the last 2 seasons saw their team give up big leads before losing in overtime. They put together a composed effort on Thursday, though, pulling away from Vermont to pull out an 80-70 win in the opening round. It was no real surprise to see Caleb Swanigan put together another double-double, as this was the 27th time that he has done it this season. His efforts may have been overshadowed by Vincent Edwards, as he was able to score 21 points in the win. More of the same from those two may be enough to help Purdue get past the Cyclones.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Purdue Boilermakers are going to go as far as Caleb Swanigan can carry them this year, and as long as he keeps delivering double-doubles, that could be a deep run. I like Purdue in a close one.
Iowa State Cyclones 74 Purdue Boilermakers 76