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