Connecticut vs. Iowa State Odds
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Iowa State is favored in this game, as the Cyclones have odds of -1.5 points against Connecticut. The over/under total for the game has been set at 147 points (View Matchup). These two met back in 2012 with Iowa State picking up a 77-64 victory.
Iowa State is now 18-15 against the spread while hitting the over in 19 of 33 lined games. The Cyclones have won six straight thanks to a 93-75 win over No. 14 N.C. Central and an 85-83 win over No. 6 North Carolina last weekend in the tournament. ISU and UNC played a competitive game throughout, but it was the Cyclones that got the win thanks to a DeAndre Kane layup with two seconds left. Iowa State shot 29 of 66 from the field and 12 of 26 from 3-point land in the game. Kane finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Cyclones while Melvin Ejim added 19 points.
Connecticut is 19-15 against the spread and the Huskies have hit the under in 21 of 33 lined games. Connecticut defeated No. 10 St. Joe’s 89-81 in overtime and No. 2 Villanova 77-65 in last week’s action. The Huskies held Villanova to 18 of 51 shooting from the field and 11 of 31 shooting from 3-point land. They also forced the Wildcats into 16 turnovers. Connecticut shot 9 of 20 from beyond the arc in the win. Shabazz Napier had 25 points and five rebounds to lead Connecticut while Lasan Kromah had 12 points and four steals off the bench.
These two will face off in the Sweet 16 of the East Region, today at 7:27PM ET on TBS. The game will be held from the Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.