Iowa St. vs N.C. State by QuidProQuo

Firstly, the team playing tonight is North Carolina Central Eagles, not N.C. State, but I couldn't find it on list... #14 seed playing vs. #3 seed, Iowa St. Cyclones and nobody believes the outsider have any chance to make an upset...


The N.C. Central Eagles are making first appearance in the NCAA tournament in school history. Special moment for university, but they need to beat one of the best teams in nation in order to exceed party for more than one game... It's somehow weird for them to get #14 seed after having stellar season, best in history. 28 wins, 28-5 record, regular season champions, tournament champions, victories vs. N.C. State and Winthrop, all that for #14 spot. Also the Eagles are riding 20 game winning streak!


Iowa St. had 26-7 season but earned #3 seed cruising through Big 12 tournament. Truth is the Iowa St. is simply a better team, they have more talent and skill on floor. They are more athletic team and they can control the tempo tonight, also they have size advantage in paint having Jay Copeland (6'7'').


I think the Cyclones are clearly favorites to advance, but I don't expect N.C. Central to be blown out, and with 8 points handicap you should consider backing the underdog... They haven't beat teams as talented and as strong as Iowa St. but 20 game winning streak has to give them confidence, and if they don't get bowled over by the enormity of the moment and realize they deserved this and that they're really good enough to be in this game, then we can have a really close game tonight. Maybe too close...

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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
N.C. Central Eagles +8 Pinnacle 1.98 8 93-75 LOST (-8 units)
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