Iowa State Cyclones vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Game Betting Lines + Matchup Info

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NCAA Basketball TournamentThe tenth seeded Iowa State Cyclones and second seeded Ohio State Buckeyes will lead off Sunday’s NCAA Tournament games at 12:15pm ET; national coverage on CBS. On the line is a trip to the Sweet 16, to face the winner of Harvard/Arizona (3/23, 6:10pm ET).

Iowa State, out of the Big 12, dismantled the 7th seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Friday night, 76-58. Following the game ND Head Coach Mike Brey stated “They’re so potent offensively,” to the Associated Press. “They keep you spread, and at times I really felt it was men playing against boys. They’re really, really good. They’re men.” As good as that all sounds, the Cyclones are going to need to play even better to get past a much tougher team named “The Ohio State University”.

(10) Iowa St. vs. (2) Ohio State

Region: WEST
Date/Time: 3/24 @ 12:15p ET on CBS
Spread: Ohio State by 7 (BetOnline)
Line: Iowa St. +265 / Ohio State -315
Total: Over/Under 142 Points
More: Check This Game @ Bovada

Leading the charge versus the Irish was freshman F Georges Niang who scored 19 points to go with 3 rebounds and 4 assists. If Iowa State can get similar production and count on the 15.0 and 13.2 ppg regular-season averages from guards Will Clyburn and Tyrus McGee respectively, they may just have a chance in this one. Of course, it’s going to need to be a team effort and it’s definitely going to take 40 minutes of smart basketball, however don’t think for one minute that Iowa State couldn’t possibly pull this one out.

By no means is it going to be easy and Ohio State, Big Ten Conference Tournament Champions, is going to be ready to play, just as they were ready for their second round matchup versus the 15th seeded Iona Gaels. The Buckeyes didn’t just win the game… they blew the Gaels out en route to scoring the most points of any team in the second round, 95 points. Junior F Deshaun Thomas poured in 24 points as Ohio State steamrolled Iona for 40 minutes.

But one man does not make a team and Iowa State will need to be keen to several top players on the Buckeyes squad such as F Sam Thompson and any of the other six guys that average double digit minutes per game like PG Aaron Craft. Buckeyes Head Coach Thad Matta has several years of NCAA Tournament experience including some deep runs with Xavier and now at Ohio State.

While it is likely that Ohio State will prove too much for Iowa State to handle, there are always variables. But, when you throw in the fact that this game will be played in Dayton, Ohio, I don’t care how many Cyclone fans show up, this arena is going to be dominated by the Buckeyes. That will play a huge factor in this contest as Ohio State is playing a de-facto “home game”, as did a lot of other teams in the second/third rounds… like conference rivals Michigan and Michigan State.

As for the oddsmakers, LatestBettingOdds.com went with BetOnline and they are all in agreeance that Ohio State will advance based on the 7 point spread in favor of the Buckeyes. As for the straight up line, Cyclones bettors could stand to win better than 2.5 to 1 on their wagers with the line being: Iowa State +265 / Ohio State -310. Additional lines include the points total in over/under format, 142 points in regulation plus OT (if needed). That number is a bit high, but as we said, Ohio State posted 95 points versus Iona, and Iowa State didn’t do badly vs. ND with 76 points.

Check out more about this matchup and other odds for 3rd round NCAA Tournament games below.

(10) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (2) Ohio State Buckeyes – Matchup (scroll to see more info)

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Clemson
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Georgetown
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James Madison
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Pittsburgh
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Missouri State
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South Carolina
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Western Michigan
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Bradley
Drake
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Kentucky
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Illinois State
Northern Iowa
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DePaul
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Eastern Kentucky
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Oklahoma State
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William & Mary
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Rhode Island
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West Virginia
TCU
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Furman
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Villanova
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Minnesota U
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Southern Miss
North Texas
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Miami Ohio
3:30 PM EST
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Mississippi
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Appalachian State
3:30 PM EST
567
568
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Cleveland State
4:00 PM EST
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582
Baylor
Iowa State
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578
Duke
Miami Florida
4:00 PM EST
575
576
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St. Bonaventure
4:00 PM EST
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Eastern Washington
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596
Marquette
Providence
4:00 PM EST
587
588
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Vanderbilt
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592
Oregon
Stanford
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Michigan
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Pepperdine
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Boise State
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Virginia Tech
Boston College
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Jacksonville State
Morehead State
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604
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Saint Louis
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602
UL Lafayette
Coastal Carolina
5:00 PM EST
689
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Denver U
South Dakota State
5:00 PM EST
607
608
Drexel
College of Charleston
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687
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Mercer
Tenn Chattanooga
5:15 PM EST
693
694
Austin Peay
SE Missouri State
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611
612
South Alabama
UT Arlington
5:30 PM EST
609
610
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Texas State
6:00 PM EST
571
572
Iowa
Maryland
6:00 PM EST
621
622
Kansas
Texas
6:00 PM EST
623
624
Kansas State
Oklahoma U
6:00 PM EST
613
614
LSU
Georgia
6:00 PM EST
619
620
Marshall
Charlotte U
6:00 PM EST
625
626
Nevada
UNLV
6:00 PM EST
615
616
New Mexico
Wyoming
6:00 PM EST
617
618
Princeton
Cornell
6:00 PM EST
695
696
Tennessee State
Belmont
6:00 PM EST
697
698
Weber State
Idaho
7:00 PM EST
643
644
Delaware
Elon
7:00 PM EST
703
704
East Tennessee State
Western Carolina
7:00 PM EST
633
634
Georgia State
Arkansas Little Rock
7:00 PM EST
699
700
Murray State
Tennessee Martin
7:00 PM EST
635
636
Ohio
Kent State
7:00 PM EST
639
640
Pennsylvania
Columbia
7:00 PM EST
705
706
South Dakota
IUPUI
7:00 PM EST
647
648
Texas San Antonio
Florida Atlantic
7:00 PM EST
701
702
The Citadel
Samford
7:00 PM EST
627
628
UTEP
Florida International
7:00 PM EST
691
692
VMI
NC Greensboro
7:00 PM EST
645
646
Western Kentucky
Old Dominion
7:00 PM EST
641
642
Yale
Dartmouth
8:00 PM EST
585
586
Alabama
Texas A&M
8:00 PM EST
649
650
Brown
Harvard
8:00 PM EST
657
658
Cal Poly SLO
Cal Riverside
8:00 PM EST
709
710
Eastern Illinois
SIU Edwardsville
8:00 PM EST
651
652
Georgia Southern
Arkansas state
8:00 PM EST
711
712
IPFW
Western Illinois
8:00 PM EST
655
656
Long Beach State
UC Davis
8:00 PM EST
659
660
Louisiana Tech
Rice
8:00 PM EST
593
594
Loyola Chicago
Southern Illinois
8:00 PM EST
707
708
North Dakota State
Nebraska Omaha
8:00 PM EST
557
558
Northwestern
Indiana U
8:00 PM EST
653
654
San Diego State
Colorado State
8:15 PM EST
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670
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Arizona
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662
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Auburn
9:00 PM EST
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666
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Utah State
9:00 PM EST
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714
Montana
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716
North Dakota
Northern Colorado
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664
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San Diego
10:00 PM EST
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668
BYU
Gonzaga
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671
672
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Pacific
10:00 PM EST
717
718
Northern Arizona
Portland State
10:00 PM EST
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674
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Saint Marys CA
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720
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Sacramento State
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676
CS Northridge
Cal Irvine
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CS Fullerton
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