On 3/25, we have an exciting college basketball game in the Sweet 16: the Miami Hurricanes vs the Iowa State Cyclones. These teams will square off at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Hurricanes are a #10 seed, and the Cyclones are an #11 seed.
It is surprising to most that a 10 seed will be matching up against an 11 seed in the Sweet 16. Both teams pulled off big March Madness upsets in the round of 32. Miami demolished #2 seed Auburn 79-61 in the round of 32, and Iowa State upset #3 seed Wisconsin with a 54-49 win.
Before I get into my picks, predictions and best bets for the Hurricanes vs Cyclones Sweet 16 matchup, I’ll give a brief preview of both teams. We’ll start with the favored team, the Miami Hurricanes.
The Miami Hurricanes are a darling of the ACC. They have the head coach of Jim Larranaga, who was the head coach of George Mason University on GMU’s “Cinderella Story” run to the Final Four in 2006 as an 11 seed.
The Hurricanes upset the USC Trojans in the first round of March Madness with a 68-66 win. They enter the Sweet 16 with a 25-10 record overall.
Iowa States enters the Sweet 16 with a record of 22-12. The Cyclones are known for their strong defense, but it will be difficult for them to compete with a very talented Hurricanes offense. For that reason, I am betting on the Miami Hurricanes. I found a fantastic Positive EV bet using the OddsJam sports betting software.
I am on the NCAAB betting pick of Miami -1 point spread at -110 odds on WynnBet sportsbook. As seen in the betting odds below, most sportsbooks have the spread set at 1.5, with the lines juiced towards Miami -1.5. Thus, being able to pick up Miami -1 at -110 odds is incredible value. Line movement has been continued to rip towards the Hurricanes since online sportsbooks initially opened Sweet 16 odds.
As said in other articles, I put my money where my mouth is! I have a $500 bet on Miami Florida -1 point spread at -110 odds on WynnBet sportsbook. My betslip for this Sweet 16 matchup is seen below.
Miami vs Iowa State pick:
The best NCAAB pick for Miami vs Iowa State is the Miami Hurricanes -1 point spread on WynnBet sportsbook. This college basketball bet is at -110 odds. Since WynnBet is a relatively unpopular sportsbook, you can also place this NCAAB bet on BetRivers sportsbook at -118 odds if you don’t use WynnBet. BetRivers is one the most popular sportsbooks in the United States, and they offer a $250 deposit bonus upon registration using this sign-up link.
Miami vs Iowa State prediction:
My March Madness prediction for this game is that Miami will win the game 70-64.