Few teams this season have been a bigger flop than the Oklahoma Sooners. In January all seemed possible for OU with the NCAA Basketball Championship Odds. Coming off a win over Kansas the Sooners were touted for a return to the Final Four. Instead they have suffered a collapse of epic proportions. Most noteworthy is that OU boasts freshman sensation Trae Young. Tragically Young’s talents are going to waste. Yet the Iowa State Cyclones have had an even worse campaign than Oklahoma. Traveling in a flood of red ink the road has been reality’s nightmare for ISU.
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Date and Time: Friday, March 2, 2018, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Iowa State||+10 (-110)||166½ (-110)|
|Oklahoma||-10 (-110)||166½ (-110)|
Cyclones vs. Sooners TV Coverage: ESPN2
Few teams have been a worse NCAA Basketball Championship odds value on the road than Iowa State. Furthermore, the Cyclones have been dropping in value as the season winds down. In their last eight games ISU has just three payouts. Away from home they have just two payouts in nine games. More misery continued in an 80-71 home loss to Oklahoma State in Iowa State’s last game. Under the total has paid in just two of the Cyclones last eight games. For the season ISU is 13-16 straight up and 10-16-1 with the line.
Few teams this season have suffered a collapse on the level of Oklahoma. Most noteworthy are the Sooners nine losses in their last ten games vs. the odds. Baylor blew out OU 87-64 in their last game to further add to the crisis. Over the total has cleared in four of Oklahoma’s last six games. Overall Oklahoma is now 17-12 straight up and 9-19 against the spread. March Madness has gone from a sure thing to a serious doubt. Trae Young leads the Sooners with 28 points and nine assists per game.
Lon Krueger has led Oklahoma to four Big Dance bids in his previous six seasons as coach. Especially relevant was a Final Four berth in 2016. But an 11-20 record last year and this year’s slump has cause doubts among the faithful.
Team vs. Team
As unappealing as ISU is they dominate the online sportsbook cashier’s cage against OU. Seven consecutive payouts against Oklahoma belong to Iowa State. Under the total has paid in five of the last eight in this series. Most noteworthy was the Cyclones 88-80 home payout vs. the Sooners on February 10. Consequently, that game illustrates OU’s dreadful play since the big win over Kansas. Iowa State has got the money in their last two visits to the Lloyd Noble Center.
Matchup to Watch
This matchup has quite a revenge angle with the NCAA Basketball Championship odds. Undeniably, Oklahoma has terrible head to head numbers against the Cyclones. But especially relevant is Iowa State’s horrible road betting value. Additionally, the Sooners boast the best player on the hardwood in Young.
Cyclones vs. Sooners NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
Trae Young is a weapon like no other. Most of all the Sooners do at least bring a strong offense. Compare that to a Cyclone team that offers nothing of note. In conclusion the Oklahoma Sooners are the revenge call.
NCAA Betting Online Pick: Oklahoma Sooners
NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Sooners 94, Cyclones 71