March Madness - North Carolina Central Eagles face Iowa State Cyclones: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

North Carolina Central Eagles Iowa State Cyclones
28-5 March 21, 2014, 09:50 | AT&T Center 26-7

Iowa State will be looking to roll over North Carolina Central as a big betting favorite on Friday as those two schools hit the hardwood together in East Region March Madness action.

The Eagles however have won 20 straight games and won the MEAC title. Bettors are giving them 8.5 points to work with over at Bovada while the total was 143.5 at BetOnline.

Iowa State is 5-1 ATS past six games as favorites and 6-1 SU, 5-2 ATS in first-round games since 1996.

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Odds Shark computer pick - 75-63.1 Iowa State

The Cyclones currently sports a 26-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-14-1 ATS. The Eagles are 28-5 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cyclones produce a 18-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eagles have gone 1-3 against the number.

View North Carolina Central Eagles vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cyclones rated this week at No. 90 and the Eagles sitting at No. 46.

Last time out for North Carolina Central, they were a 71-62 winner as they battled Morgan State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite. The Eagles got a terrific 29-point effort from Jeremy Ingram as North Carolina Central defeated Morgan State 71-62 on Saturday at Norfolk Scope Arena.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 74-65 winner as they battled Baylor at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Cyclones grabbed a 74-65 win over the Bears on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from DeAndre Kane at Sprint Center.

A few Eagles at Cyclones trends to consider:
Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Iowa State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games

 

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