The No. 10 seed Miami Hurricanes and the No. 11 seed Iowa State Cyclones will both be looking to extend their surprising runs in the 2022 NCAA Tournament on Friday night. The Hurricanes booked their spot in the Sweet 16 with an upset win over Auburn, while the Cyclones knocked off Wisconsin in the second round of March Madness. Iowa State held the Badgers to a 2 of 22 effort from beyond the arc.
Tipoff is set for 9:59 p.m. ET on Friday at the United Center. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Hurricanes as three-point favorites in the latest Miami vs. Iowa State odds. The total for points scored is listed at 131.5, down 1.5 points from the opening line. Before making any Iowa State vs. Miami picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Miami vs. Iowa State and revealed its coveted picks and predictions for the NCAA Tournament 2022. You can head to SportsLine to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Iowa
State vs. Miami:
Miami is built to do well in the postseason, as it is led by several veteran guards. The Hurricanes have four players scoring in double figures, topped by Kameron McGusty’s 17.5 points per game. They have the sixth-best turnover rate in college basketball, so they are not going to beat themselves on Friday night.
Iowa State was able to get past Wisconsin last weekend, despite shooting just 34.5 percent from the floor. The Cyclones have struggled on the offensive end of the court all season, which is going to catch up with them in this matchup. Miami has covered the spread in five of its last six games-Iowa State is 2-11 in its last 13 games in March.
The Cyclones are comfortable as underdogs. They were unanimously picked to finish last in the rugged Big 12 in a pre-season coaches’ poll, which seemed logical considering they were coming off a two-win season, had a roster that didn’t inspire fear from many opponents and were transitioning to first-year coach in T.J. Otzelberger.
Moreover, some believed Iowa State didn’t deserve one of the coveted at-large bids for the NCAA Tournament after it stumbled to three consecutive lopsided defeats ahead of Selection Sunday. This week, Otzelberger told the media that the team is still embracing its underdog status as Miami is a slight betting favorite and the Cyclones have another opportunity to prove doubters wrong.
“Our guys have been the chip on their shoulder, the underdog, the group that’s been doubted,” Otzelberger said. “It’s hard to be unanimously picked last in your league, I would think. I don’t know how often that happens. I don’t think there can be anybody that’s more of an underdog, more of a chip on their shoulder, more to prove, more of an us-against-the-world mentality.”
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 141 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Miami vs. Iowa State? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.
CLASH Endurance Miami 2023: Start time, preview and how to follow live
On Friday, some of the best middle distance athletes in the sport will head to Florida to chase those all important PTO points and a slice of the $50,000 prize purse at CLASH Endurance Miami.
The race will also contribute towards the Challenge Family World Bonus and results will count towards qualification for the Challenge Family The Championship.
Below are details on the start times of the races, information on how to watch, and a preview of the elite men and women that are looking to kick their season off in style in the Sunshine State.
We should stress though that the start lists are very much subject to change, with a number of big names – such as Vincent Luis, Joe Skipper and Jackie Hering – initially announced but now not taking part. And there looks to be bad news on the coverage front this year, with no live pictures but instead a post-race production…
Start time and how to follow
The elite race at CLASH Endurance Miami takes place on Friday March 10th, 2023.
The start times are as follows:
Elite Women – 0830 local time / 1330 UK / 1430 CET
Elite Men – 1200 local time / 1700 UK / 1800 CET
Past editions of the event have been streamed live – and for free – on the CLASH Endurance Facebook and YouTube channels.
But this week the following message was posted about current plans: “If you know CLASH Endurance, you know we’re always trying new things. There will be no live coverage, however a post-race show will be released after the event.”
So if you haven’t got it already, then adding the CLASH Endurance app to your phone / mobile device is recommended for racing splits and results. It’s pretty much identical to the layout and structure of the IRONMAN app – which given that has proven itself over many years, is a good thing.
Event history and course
In 2021 the event was held under the ‘Challenge Miami’ banner, prior the rebranding of the Challenge Family North American events to ‘CLASH’. In 2022, CLASH provided some of the most thrilling races on American soil, in both Miami and Daytona.
In Miami, the race venue is the Homestead Miami Speedway, a self-enclosed motor racing circuit event. As with the Daytona International Speedway, a very convenient lake sits nicely within the centre of the circuit, primed and ready for swimmers.
Unlike the racing at Daytona however, CLASH Miami utilises the roads within the racing oval, and so is far more technical than the pure straight-line speed efforts that are the focus there.
The event will be raced over the following distances:
Swim: 1.7km / 1.05-mile (2 laps)
Bike: 62.7km / 39-miles (17 laps of 2.2 miles + one part lap to start)
Run: 16.9km / 10.5 miles (7 laps of 1.5 miles)
Last year, Ashleigh Gentle dominated, with the Australian winning by almost eight minutes in a performance that really set the tone for what was in store throughout the rest of the season for the PTO World #1.
This year, however, looks set to be a much more competitive race, with the absence of the defending champion from the start list really opening up the competition to a whole host of contenders.
Last season’s runner up, Brazil’s Pamela Oliveira, is an athlete who knows what it takes to get on the podium in Miami, but will face stiff competition if she has any hopes of going one better than last season.
The 35-year-old, who won IRONMAN Brasil as well as Challenge Brazil in 2022, will rely heavily on her endurance in Miami, and will have to hope her strong swim-bike combination will be enough to keep her away from some of the lightning quick runners in the field.
Sara Perez Sala (ESP) and Haley Chura (USA) are also likely to be to the fore from the outset.
Perez Sala, who won the Challenge Championship in 2022, before also finishing second at CLASH Daytona behind Angelica Olmo, will be hoping to build an insurmountable lead over the swim and the bike this Friday, with athletes such as Chura and Sif Bendix Madsen (DEN) the likely candidates to contribute to an early break.
Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2023
After a one-hour postponement ashore waiting for breeze, followed by a general recall, race 1 got under way at 1320 hrs in a light 7-9 knots southerly. The breeze increased at the first windward mark to 10 knots, before easing to remain between 7-9 knots for the rest of the 8nm race.
Impressive form from Denmark’s Jørgen Schönherr/Markus Koy, who found the formula to convert their position outside the top ten at the first mark to nail a decisive opening win.
We are feeling great”, smiled Koy. “I mean winning a race is always like, it couldn’t be better.”
“We feel confident, because we won the last two Bacardi Cup Races”, added Schönherr, in reference to winning the final race of the 2022 Bacardi Cup and today’s opening race.
Leading off the start and upwind were two big name teams in the Star, defending Bacardi Cup champions Mateusz Kusznierewicz/Bruno Prada and Austria’s Hans Spitzauer/Christian Nehammer. Between them they have more Olympic history than fits on two hands, counting thirteen appearances in total. Add to that multiple World and Continental Championships appearances and podium finishes across different classes and we have serious talent. The last time the two teams faced each other was at the 2021 Star Worlds, where it was advantage to Spitzauer/Nehammer who secured bronze, with Kusznierewicz/Prada in fifth.
McDaniel Discusses Coaching Staff Moves
Mike McDaniel explained the decision to make a change with his offensive line coach but retain special teams coordinator Danny Crossman after a tough year in the kicking game.
INDIANAPOLIS — The hiring of Vic Fangio as defensive coordinator has been the big move of the offseason so far for the Miami Dolphins, but it’s been far from the only news involving the coaching staff.
One item involved the switching of offensive line coaches (from Matt Applebaum to Butch Barry) and another involved the escision to retain Danny Crossman as special teams coordinator after a difficult 2022 season in the kicking game — with the idea element that Crossman is a coach who was retained from Brian Flores’ staff.
McDANIEL ALWAYS IN CROSSMAN’S CORNER
The decision to retain Crossman raised eyebrows in part because McDaniel made the move to replace Josh Boyer as defensive coordinator and Boyer also was a holdover from Flores’ staff.
But McDaniel said Wednesday the idea of removing Crossman never really crossed his mind.
“That just comes as a result of daily evaluations of all coaching involved in the building,” McDaniel said. “I think that the Miami Dolphins fan base, the players and Danny and myself would all agree that the desired results, we have more to achieve, but if I would have determined that that was solely his … if I thought that we couldn’t get to where we need to get to go with Danny Crossman, I would have made a move. I definitely didn’t feel that way. And that just comes as a result of daily investment into the coaching staff and what he brings to the table.”
As we have suggested before, Smith was heavily involved with coaching the offensive line last season after Applebaum was hired out of Boston College. McDaniel said that needed to change and the implication clearly was that Applebaum was ready to be a full-time NFL offensive line coach.
“Realistically, from the way the staff was orchestrated the previous year, I really needed to get more offensive coordinator work out of Frank Smith and he was devoted a little too much to the offensive line,” McDaniel said. “And I needed more selfishly to alleviate some stuff off my plate. And so that was the motivating factor to make that move was to facilitate Frank Smith being able to appropriate his time more as a coordinator and less in the offensive line room.”
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