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LSU vs. Iowa State – NCAA Tournament First Round – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The 11th-seeded Iowa State Cyclones (20-12) will attempt to pull off a first-round NCAA Tournament upset against the No. 6 seed LSU Tigers (22-11) on Friday at Fiserv Forum. The matchup tips off at 7:20 PM. Iowa State is a 4-point underdog in the game. Here’s what you need to know before filling out your brackets for this 6-11 matchup in the Midwest Regional Region.

LSU vs. Iowa State Predictions

LSU vs. Iowa State Betting Odds

LSU vs Iowa State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
LSU -4 125 points

LSU vs. Iowa State Last 10 Games

  • LSU covered the spread five times in its past 10 matchups while putting up a 6-4 record straight-up in those games.
  • LSU and its opponents have combined to hit the over in seven of those 10 games.
  • The last 10 Tigers games averaged 140.7 total points, 15.7 more points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Tigers have scored 1.3 more points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.
  • Iowa State has a 5-5 record straight-up in its last 10 matchups, while covering the spread four times in those games.
  • Iowa State and its opponents have combined to hit the over in six of the past 10 games.
  • The Cyclones’ last 10 outings have ended with an average of 129.4 points scored. That’s 4.4 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • During their last 10 games, the Cyclones have scored 4.0 fewer points per contest compared to their 66.5 PPG season-long scoring average.

LSU vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

  • LSU has covered the spread 19 times this season (19-14-0).
  • In games they have played as 4-point favorites or more, the Tigers have an ATS record of 12-9.
  • Games involving LSU have hit the over 14 times this season.
  • The 73.1 points per game the Tigers score are 10.1 more points than the Cyclones give up (63).
  • LSU has a 19-9 record against the spread and a 21-7 record overall when putting up more than 63 points.
  • Iowa State has registered a 17-14-0 record against the spread this season.
  • In games this year when an underdog by 4 points or more, the Cyclones are 8-3 against the spread.
  • Iowa State’s games have gone over the total 15 times out of 31 chances this season.
  • The Cyclones put up only three more points per game (66.5) than the Tigers give up to opponents (63.5).
  • Iowa State is 14-6 against the spread and 16-4 overall when it scores more than 63.5 points.

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LSU vs. Iowa State Over/Under Trends

  • LSU and its opponents have hit the over on this game’s total (125 points) 27 times this season.
  • There have been 21 Iowa State games that have finished with a combined score over 125 points this season.
  • The Tigers average 73.1 points per game against the Cyclones’ 66.5, totaling 14.6 points over the game’s total of 125.
  • The 126.5 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 1.5 more than the 125 over/under in this contest.
  • The Tigers have seen a 140.9 average over/under in their games this season, 15.9 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 7.7 points separates the average total points bet in Cyclones’ games (132.7 points) and this game’s over/under (125 points).

LSU Team Leaders

  • Tari Eason: 16.9 PTS, 2 STL, 1.2 BLK, 52 FG%, 35.5 3PT% (27-for-76)
  • Darius Days: 13.7 PTS, 7.7 REB, 1.5 STL, 43.4 FG%, 35.1 3PT% (67-for-191)
  • Eric Gaines: 9.3 PTS, 2.1 STL, 39.7 FG%, 25.3 3PT% (20-for-79)
  • Xavier Pinson: 10.1 PTS, 1.9 STL, 36.8 FG%, 24.5 3PT% (24-for-98)
  • Brandon Murray: 10.1 PTS, 1.1 STL, 42.7 FG%, 33.9 3PT% (39-for-115)

Iowa State Team Leaders

  • Izaiah Brockington: 17.2 PTS, 7.1 REB, 1.3 STL, 46 FG%, 37.6 3PT% (32-for-85)
  • Tyrese Hunter: 10.8 PTS, 1.9 STL, 38.9 FG%, 24.8 3PT% (29-for-117)
  • Gabe Kalscheur: 9.3 PTS, 1.2 STL, 35.7 FG%, 24 3PT% (37-for-154)
  • Aljaz Kunc: 6.2 PTS, 43.4 FG%, 39.8 3PT% (35-for-88)
  • Caleb Grill: 6.5 PTS, 41 FG%, 36.8 3PT% (53-for-144)

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