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Purdue, Iowa State Meet In Contrast Of Styles

One of the most intriguing matchups in the Round of 32 sees Purdue and Iowa State facing off. The Boilermakers are about dominating the paint with Caleb ‘Biggie’ Swanigan while Iowa State likes to play a fast-paced game with its senior backcourt. To use an old cliché, whoever plays their game will likely punch their ticket to the Sweet 16.

Shark Bites
  • Iowa State is 10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games against teams with winning records.
  • Purdue is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games in March.
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Iowa State's last 12 games against the Big Ten.

Purdue dominated Vermont defensively, as the Boilermakers held the Catamounts to 44.3 percent from the field and 37 percent from beyond the arc and posted a plus-10 rebounding differential. Purdue’s offense ran through their bigs with Swanigan, Vince Edwards and Isaac Haas combining for 45 points and 25 rebounds.

Iowa State’s offense was firing on all cylinders during its game with Nevada, as five players scored double-digit points and the team shot a collective 55.6 percent from the floor. Team leader Monte Morris flirted with a triple-double, as the point guard scored 19 points with eight rebounds and eight assists.

Iowa State Cyclones vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Purdue Boilermakers are 26-7 so far on the season, and 18-10-2 ATS vs the number. The Iowa State Cyclones, meanwhile, are 24-10 and 19-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Purdue go 17-12-1 and the Iowa State Cyclones go 18-12-1 on betting totals.

The Boilermakers - Cyclones odds would favor the Boilermakers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Purdue is rated No. 46 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iowa State is at No. 63.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Iowa State is ranked No. 175 in NCAA basketball at 35.03 per game. Contrast that with Purdue's No. 48 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Purdue is the No. 39-ranked team in the country at 9 per game, while Iowa State rates No. 11 at 9.91 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cyclones got 19 points from Monte Morris as Iowa State ran past Nevada 84-73 on Thursday at Bradley Center.

Vince Edwards scored 21 points leading the Boilermakers to a 80-70 victory over Vermont at Bradley Center on Thursday.