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(KMAland) – Every state tournament ground is set or deteriorating in Iowa. Now we are starting to have days where there are only six games. One of those days is today. The fun part is that two of them are on KMA Radio. Let’s take a look.

Note: These lines are still one game behind BCMoore. They are unlikely to change too much, but they are not entirely accurate at this time.

6. Class 1A State Quarter-Final – Newell-Fonda (23-1) vs. North Mahaska (23-1): How scary must Class 1A be this year for Game 1/8 to have two losses combined? These two programs that have had their share of success in the state tournament over the years did not play during the Bound era. Newell-Fonda scored easily (74.5 PPG) while playing 1A’s second toughest schedule. Line BCMoore — Newell-Fonda before 25.14.

5. Class 2A State Quarterfinals – Denver (23-2) vs. Underwood (22-2): There was a team in 2A that you would like to avoid in the first round. It’s Dike-New Hartford. Well, Denver couldn’t avoid them this season since they’re in the same conference. Their two losses were against this Dike-New Hartford team. Underwood is back in state and will have to face the best 3-point shooting team in the class. This is the first meeting of the Bound era for programs. Listen to it at 10:00 a.m. on KMA-FM 99.1. BCMoore-Denver line at 5:45 p.m.

4. Class 1A State Quarterfinal – Bishop Garrigan (22-3) vs. Burlington Notre Dame (23-0): Garrigan is the second seed, but they have the best player in the world. Audi Crooks is averaging 23.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in his junior season. This is the first time the two programs have played in the Bound era. Line BCMoore – Garrigan by 16.61.

3. Class 1A State Quarter-Final – Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (23-1) vs. MMCRU (23-1): Finally, two teams with a bit of history. Exira/EHK won a thrilling 60-55 quarter-final against the Royals last season. Both teams are pretty much the same as they were back then. The Royals would like revenge, and the computers greatly favor them. I don’t see them reaching that number, though. I expect another tight game. You can hear it at 3:15 p.m. on KMA-FM 99.1. BCMoore-MMCRU line at 2:57 p.m.

2. Class 2A State Quarter-Final – Cascade (20-4) vs. Central Lyon (22-2): Dike-New Hartford, Central Lyon and Denver are well ahead of the rest of the field in Class 2A on the BCMoore Rankings website. So much so that this meeting of No. 2 against No. 4 is a double-digit gap. This is the first time the two have played in the Bound era. Line BCMoore — Center Lyon at 1.36 p.m.

1. Class 1A State Quarterfinals – North Linn (22-2) vs. Springville (23-1): Lots of history here with both teams in the same division in the Tri-Rivers Conference. North Linn has a 22-9 edge in dating during the Bound era, but Springville snapped a nine-game losing skid about a month ago on Feb. 1. North Linn also has a win in this series this season (Jan. 7). Find out the numbers per game between these two. North Linn is averaging 68.6 PPG to Springville’s 68.4 while they’ve allowed 39.4 per game to Springville’s 39.2. It should be quite exceptional. BCMoore – North Linn line by 3.33.

Let’s take a look at yesterday’s 3A and 4A Substate Finals and Quarterfinals:

-Ames 50 Des Moines Hoover 33: It didn’t turn out to be the worst game of the night, but it was still pretty much as predicted. The Little Cyclones were 17.91 favorites.

-Dike-New Hartford 64 South Central Calhoun 44: They’re pretty good. D-NH was a 17.06 favorite, and they’re able to cover the gap with a 20-point win.

-Dallas Center-Grimes 64 Benton 38: DCG continues to show its higher ranking is warranted. They take a 26-point win as 16.90 favorites.

-Waukee Northwest 57 Urbandale 45: On to Waukee Northwest, which was a 16.25 favorite.

-Cedar Rapids Kennedy 53 Cedar Rapids Washington 36: Kennedy was a solid 14.96 favorite, and they are able to cover by more than two runs.

-Burlington 55 Pleasant Valley 40: Upset! Our first upset of the night saw Burlington take a 15-point win as a 13-point underdog.

-Johnston 55 Dowling Catholic 31: Johnston treated this like it was baseball. No problem at all with a 24-point win as the 10.03 favorite.

-Cedar Falls 39 WDM Valley 36: Oh, the sweet melody of a CIML game in its final phase without a timer. Cedar Falls gets the upset as a 9.56 underdog.

-Ankeny 62 Waukee 57: It’s Ankeny moving on to the state tournament, but they’ll be sad (not sad) to hear they didn’t cover the 7.98 spread.

-Bishop Heelan Catholic 54 Waverly-Shell Rock 33: Impressive work here for the Crusaders, who put down W-SR for a 21-point win as 6.98 favorites.

-Ballard 43 Center Point-Urbana 29: Ballard was also a dominant winner and easily covered his 6.57 gap.

-Cedar Rapids Prairie 41 Dubuque Hempstead 20: Another 4A game that probably would have been tough to watch. Prairie takes the win by 21 points and covers the spread of 5.64.

-Davenport Assumption 58 Wahlert Catholic 47: UPSET. Another strong performance for Assumption in a battle for the final 3A Tournament spot. They win by 11 as a 4.5 point dog.

-Cedar Rapids Xavier 62 Central DeWitt 55: Pretty fun game to watch while I waited to make the Glenwood game. Xavier covers the 3.75 spread, but Central DeWitt definitely gave them a little boost throughout.

-Panorama 46 Regina Catholic 38: This is another upheaval. Regina was a slight .39 favorite, so the computers saw that as a toss up. Either way, it wasn’t really a toss-up. Panorama takes the win in solid fashion.

-Glenwood 64 Bondurant-Farrar 59: And finally we have what was considered the match of the day. It went that way for chunks, but Glenwood had a 23-3 streak. It’s dominance, and the Rams get .29 spread coverage.

Good performance for the ATS favorites with a 9-7 record, and they had an OK mark of 12-4 right away.

Direct total: 178-36

Overall ATS: 89-126

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