Iowa State vs UConn East Region Pick
After bouncing No. 2 Villanova from the East Region bracket the No. 7 UConn Huskies will next go up against the No. 3 Iowa State Cyclones in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Connecticut topped No. 10 Saint Joseph's and No. 2 Villanova in their first two games of March Madness, while Iowa State is coming off wins over No. 14 N.C. Central and No. 6 North Carolina.
Iowa State has won and covered six straight games and is 6-2 ATS in its past eight tournament games. The UNDER is 13-3 past 16 UConn games overall (but two OVERs in tournament) and the Huskies are 7-2 ATS in their past nine tournament games.
Odds Shark computer pick - 76.2-74.0 Cyclones
This season, the Cyclones are 28-7 overall and 18-14-1 ATS, while the Huskies are 28-8 and 18-14-2 ATS. As for the totals, Iowa State boasts a 20-13 on the OU, and Connecticut is 12-22.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cyclones at No. 90 and the Huskies at No. 190 heading into this contest.
Connecticut was a 77-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Villanova. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies got a terrific 25-point effort from Shabazz Napier as Connecticut defeated Villanova 77-65 on Saturday at First Niagara Center.
Iowa State was an 85-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. DeAndre Kane scored 24 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Iowa State on Sunday, leading the Cyclones to an 85-83 victory over North Carolina at AT&T Center.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iowa State's No. 16-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 118-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iowa State rates No. 16 in the country with 8.43 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 55 nationally with 7.28 per match.
A few Huskies at Cyclones trends to consider:
Connecticut is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Connecticut's last 11 games
Iowa State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State's last 6 games