Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday March 20th, 2015. At 1:40 PM EST on the TBS Network.
The (25-9) and number twelve seed Wyoming Cowboys of the Mountain West Conference takes the trip from their campus in Laramie, Wyoming. Wyoming will play the (30-3) and #5 seed Northern Iowa Panthers of the Missouri Valley Conference in 2015 NCAA Tournament action. The teams will play at Key Arena in beautiful downtown Seattle, Washington in the East Region second round. This Sports Handicapper believes the Wyoming Cowboys are capable of being true “BRACKET BUSTERS”. Northern Iowa is back in the “BIG DANCE”, the program has tasted success in the NCAA Tournament. The opening betting line has Northern Iowa as a six-point favorite on a neutral site Against The Spread, the betting odds total is 110 for Friday’s game.
The 2015 Wyoming Cowboys beat San Diego State 45-43 for the Mountain West Tournament Championship on Saturday March 14th. Wyoming is one of the best-kept secrets in Colege Basketball. Forward Larry Nance Jr tore his ACL in the 2014 season, he back and turning his Senior season into one of his best in Laramie. The Son of former NBA star, Larry Nance, is the team’s leading scorer with a little over sixteen points per contest. The Wyoming Cowboys Rank 137th in College Basketball on offense. The Cowboys defense is eighth overall allowing opponents fifty-six points per game. The Wyoming Cowboys are 4-6 their last ten 2015 NCAA Basketball Betting Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total eight times and staying under the betting odds total twice. The key to a Wyoming win is to play with discipline, and the frontcourt must contain the tough Northen Iowa post players. Nance will be able to do some damage inside. The rest of the team including underrated Junior Guard Josh Adams, who is second on the team in scoring. Betting Experts in Las Vegas and offshore has Wyoming at 300/1 to win the 2015 NCAA March Madness Championship.
The 2015 Northern Iowa Panthers came from behind to beat Illinois State in the “VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT” on March 8th. The Panthers have plenty of rest coming into the second round of the “BIG DANCE”. Head Coach Ben Jacobson teams have experience and balance in the frontcourt and backcourt. Senior Forward Seth Tuttle is as good a they come and is looking to extend his Collegiate career. The Panthers average 65.4 points per game. The defense is stingy, they rank fourth nationally. Tuttle is the team’s leading scorer and only Panther averaging double figures. The betting odds over the total are 8-3 Northern Iowa last eleven on a neutral floor. The Northern Iowa Panthers are 5-1 ATS their last six on the road, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total twice. Both Northern Iowa and Wyoming play tough defense, points may be at a minimum. Bovada has Northern Iowa at 66/1 to win the 2015 NCAA Basketball title.