Nevada Vs Iowa State Betting Pick, Prediction & TV Info
Whenever you are trying to put together a bracket for March Madness or are simply looking to place some wagers on the games, you are always on the lookout for the match-ups where an upset might well be on the cards. In the history of the tournament, it has been the #12 seed that has been able to do a fair amount of damage, which is why it might be worth taking a look at the Nevada Wolf Pack in the opening round. They are in the Midwest Region in the tournament, and will open things up against an Iowa State Cyclones team that has been prone to losing to lesser teams in previous years. Even as a 5.5-point favorite, you know that the Cyclones players are going to be hearing all about the stumbles of this program in tournament play over the years, and that is something that may be in their heads as they take to the court on Thursday night. Is this a potential bracket buster in the making? Find the updated college basketball odds here.
In Depth Analysis On The Wolf Pack Vs Cyclones Betting Pick, Prediction & TV Info
When: Thursday, March 16 at 9:57 PM EST
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Nevada Wolf Pack
It was a big year for the Nevada Wolf Pack, as they were able to record their first ever Mountain West regular season crown. That should be enough to give this team a solid boost of confidence heading into the opening round of the tournament. Make no mistake about it, this is a dangerous team that has a lot of players with the ability to rack up points. The downside here is that those guys are all in the starting five, and it has to be said that this is a team that on not very deep on the bench. If they get into foul trouble, or simply start to run out of gas, the game could start to get away from them. The Wolf Pack started 5 games as the underdog this year and went 3-2 ATS.
Why bet on the Iowa State Cyclones
The Iowa State Cyclones are a smallish team that relies heavily on speed and athleticism, and it certainly served them well enough in the regular season. Whether it will be good enough to take them deep into the tournament remains to be seen, but they do have a group of players that can light things up on the offensive side of the court. This is a team that has been susceptible outside of their own building this season, with a total of 7 loses coming either on the road or at a neutral venue. That, plus their tournament history, has some folks seeing an upset on the cards here. The Cyclones went 8-8 ATS as a favorite this season.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think this game will be close and entertaining early on, but that Iowa State will start to control things as the game wears on, ending up with a win in the double digits.