Iowa State vs. LSU Prediction
The LSU Tigers will have an interim head coach lead them into their first round matchup with the Iowa State Cyclones on Friday night at 7:20 p.m. ET. Will the Tigers cover as 4-point favorites or is there a better bet on the board?
759 Iowa State Cyclones (+4) vs. 760 LSU Tigers (-4); o/u 128.5
7:20 p.m. ET, Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Iowa State Cyclones DFS Snapshot
Izaiah Brockington was voted the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. Brockington was able to just edge out James Akinjo for the award. The Penn State transfer was the catalyst for an incredible turnaround for a team that won just two games last season. Brockington averaged 17.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game to put the Cyclones back into the NCAA Tournament. Iowa State will open the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday against Texas Tech.
LSU Tigers DFS Snapshot
Darius Days totaled 24 points (8-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, one block and three steals in 38 minutes during Saturday's 80-77 1OT win over Alabama. Days's team-high 24 points were the most he has totaled since posting 26 points against Liberty on Nov. 15. The senior's fantastic performance offensively also extended his double-digit scoring streak to 11 straight games. Days is currently posting 13.6 points and 7.7 rebounds in 30 starts this year.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Cyclones are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven NCAA Tournament games as an underdog, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and are 1-5-1 at the window in their last seven games following a loss of more than 20 points.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: LSU TIGERS -4