Cincinnati vs. Iowa St. Pick
Will No. 19 Iowa State stay perfect at home when it plays host to Cincinnati tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Iowa State is favored at home in this game, as the Cyclones are getting odds of -5.5 points against Cincinnati. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 140.5 points. Cincinnati has won three of the last four against Iowa State, but the Cyclones are 3-1 against the spread in those games.
Iowa State is coming off a 73-71 loss to Gonzaga this past weekend. That dropped the Cyclones to 5-1 on the season and 3-1 against the spread. Iowa State has some inflated numbers on offense due to a pair of sizable wins over some low-level teams. They average 88.8 points per game on offense while giving up 64.8 points per contest. The team recently lost Solomon Young to a hand injury. He was giving Iowa State 8.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Monte Morris is leading the team with 16points and 6.5 assists per game.
Cincinnati is coming off a 91-68 win over Lipscomb to move to 5-1 on the season. The Bearcats are 3-2 against the spread. Cincinnati has a solid defense, allowing just 59.2 points per game. The offense is putting up 76.8 points per contest. Gary Clark is questionable with an ankle injury. He averages 7.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Jacob Evans is leading the team with 17.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.
Iowa State should be able to remain strong at home where it has won by at least 18 points in every game. The Cyclones have more offensive firepower than Cincinnati. The Bearcats have been held to 74 points or less in four of their six games and we see more of the same today as Iowa State wins comfortable.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA STATE -5.5