Iowa State Cyclones vs. Purdue Boilermakers, NCAA March Madness Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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24-10 March 18, 9:40 PM | BMO Harris Bradley Center 26-7
Iowa St. vs Purdue, Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 9:40 PM ET, Saturday, March 18, 2017
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: 9:40 p.m. ET, TBS

COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Saturday, March 18th – NCAA TOURNAMENT – SECOND ROUND – BMO Harris Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
527 –Iowa State Cyclones +1 -125 Ov 152½ -115
528 –Purdue Boilermakers -1 +105 Un 152½ -105

The Iowa State Cyclones and the Purdue Boilermakers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Bradley Center.

ABOUT IOWA STATE (24-10): The Cyclones shot 55.6 percent from the field, including 8-of-19 on 3-pointers, and improved to 17-0 this season when scoring 80 or more points. Morris (16.4), Mitrou-Long (15.4), Burton (14.8) and Thomas (12.1) are all averaging double figures scoring, and Morris’ 6.1 assists per outing ranks fourth among players that participated in the NCAA Tourney. Five Cyclones have made at least 40 3-pointers this season and, as a team, Iowa State is connecting on 40.3 percent of its long-range attempts – ranking 13th nationally entering play Friday.

ABOUT PURDUE (26-7): Swanigan’s double-double Thursday gave him a Big Ten-record 27 on the season, and only three major-conference players (Blake Griffin with 30, Tim Duncan with 29 and Michael Beasley with 28) have had more in a single campaign in the last 20 years. Swanigan leads the team with 18.4 points and 12.6 rebounds per outing and is joined in double-digit scoring by Haas (12.6), Vince Edwards (12.5) and guards Carsen Edwards (10.5) and Dakota Mathias (10.0). Purdue shot 51.7 percent from the floor versus Vermont and is now 16-2 this season when shooting 48 percent or better.

Oddsmakers currently have the Boilermakers listed as 1-point favorites versus the Cyclones, while the game’s total is sitting at 152½.

A contrast in styles figures to make for an intriguing second-round NCAA Tournament Midwest Region matchup Saturday night when Iowa State takes on Purdue in Milwaukee. The fifth-seeded Cyclones feature a high-scoring four-guard attack while the fourth-seeded Boilermakers boast one of the nation’s most-imposing front lines, led by national player of the year-candidate Caleb Swanigan.

The 6-9, 250-pound Swanigan totaled 16 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and a trio of blocked shots in Thursday’s 80-70 first-round win over Vermont while fellow forward Vince Edwards added a game-high 21 points – with 15 coming in the second half. Swanigan, Edwards and a 7-2 Isaac Haas combined for 25 of Purdue’s 38 rebounds as the Boilermakers finished a plus-10 on the glass and overwhelmed the Catamounts in the paint. Iowa State received a combined 59 points, including eight 3-pointers, and 14 assists from starting guards Monte Morris, Naz Mitrou-Long, Deonte Burton and Matt Thomas in beating 12th-seeded Nevada 84-73 for its 10th win in its last 11 games. “Purdue is a big team – a really big team, and it’s going to be David and Goliath out there,” Burton told the media following Thursday night’s win. “We’re going to have to bring a lot of toughness (Saturday) because we’re not as big.”

Purdue was a 80-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against Catamounts. They covered the -8.5-point spread as favorites.

In their last action, Iowa State was a 84-73 winner at home against Wolf Pack. They covered the -6-point spread as favorites.

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Iowa State:
Team record: 24-10 SU,19-12 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Iowa State is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
Iowa State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Iowa State’s last 10 games

Team record: 26-7 SU,18-10-2 ATS
Purdue is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue’s last 5 games


1. Saturday’s game will only be the second meeting in the last 21 years between the programs with Iowa State winning 83-80 in 2007.

2. Swanigan on Thursday joined Duncan as the only major-conference players with at least 600 points, 400 rebounds and 90 assists in a season.

3. Morris has played in 139 games and participated in 100 career wins – both school records for the Cyclones.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Iowa State Cyclones will cover the spread at +1 and the game will stay under 152½ points, according to scamdicappers

PREDICTION: Iowa State 74, Purdue 71 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

81.0 PTS FOR 80.1
72.0 PTS AGNST 67.2
8.9 DIFF. 12.9
25.8 DEF REBOUNDS 28.1
47.1 FG% 48.1
70.2 FT% 76.1
9.9 3 POINTERS 9.0
7.8 STEALS 5.1
No trends to report
Purdue is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue’s last 5 games
Iowa State’s Overall Scoring vs Purdue’s Overall Defense 81.0 27 67.2 58
Iowa State’s Away Scoring vs Purdue’s Home Defense 79.5 18 64.4 58
Iowa State’s Road Rebounds vs Purdue’s Home Rebounds Allowed 33.0 256 30.1 22
Purdue’s Overall Scoring vs Iowa State’s Overall Defense 80.1 35 72.0 176
Purdue’s Home Scoring vs Iowa State’s Road Defense 82.1 64 77.9 246
Purdue’s Home Rebounds vs Iowa State’s Road Rebounds Allowed 39.2 65 39.3 314

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