LSU vs Iowa State: 2022 NCAA Tournament Midwest Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-Arkansas vs LSU
Mar 11, 2022; Tampa, FL, USA;LSU Tigers huddles up against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the second half at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 6 Louisiana State Tigers vs. No. 11 Iowa State Cyclones

How to Watch:

  • Date: Friday, March 18
  • Time: 7:20 p.m. ET
  • Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: TBS
  • Live Stream:

Tale of the Tape:

No. 6 LSU STAT No. 11 ISU
SEC Conference Big 12
22-11 Record 20-12
73.1 (132nd) Points Per Game 66.5 (T-328th)
63.5 Points Allowed Per Game 63.0
0.5957 (30th) RPI 0.5566 (71st)
29th Strength of Schedule 17th
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LSU leaders:

Mar 2, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Tigers forward Tari Eason (13) shoots in the first half as Arkansas Razorbacks forward Jaylin Williams (10) defends at Bud Walton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
  • Tari Eason, F, SO: 16.9 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 2.0 SPG, 1.1 BPG, 52.0% FG
  • Darius Days, F, SR: 13.7 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1.5 SPG, 1.5 SPG, 35.1% 3PT

Iowa State leaders:

Mar 10, 2022; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cyclones guard Izaiah Brockington (1) drives to the basket around Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Kevin McCullar (15) during the second half at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports
  • Izaiah Brockington, F, SR: 17.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.7 APG, 1.3 SPG, 37.6% 3PT
  • Tyrese Hunter, G, FR: 10.8 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 4.9 APG, 1.9 SPG

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • LSU Moneyline: -190
  • ISU Moneyline: +160
  • Spread: LSU -4
  • Over/Under: 128.5
  • ATS Record: LSU 19-14, ISU 17-15
  • Over/Under Record: LSU 14-19, ISU 15-17

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The Pick:

  • We covered the Cyclones as one of our first round upset best bets and even if the twleve losses turn you off of the Cyclones, remember that they played the 12th-most difficult schedule by KenPom rankings, so even though their record isn’t flashy, they racked up nine wings against quadrant one schools and were ranked as high as 8th in the nation during the season.
  • They rank just 232nd in adjusted tempo and have a stout defense, finishing 10th in KenPom’s efficiency metrics. They rank 20th in the country in 3-point defense and do a decent job on the glass, ranking 103rd in offensive rebounds allowed. They’re going up against a Tigers team that also prides itself on defense and gets most of its scoring done in the paint, ranking 242nd in three-point attempts per game while only shooting 31.9% from deep. Most of which favors the under in this contest.
  • Where the Tigers are most dangerous is in the turnover game. They force the most steals per game of any team in the country, but the Cycl0nes have done a good job with limiting turnovers all season, ranking 16th in the country.
  • We also need to mention that LSU fired its head coach less than a week ago after accusations of NCAA violations. Perhaps the team will respond to the adversity, but it certainly adds another challenge to their tournament run.

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