Iowa State vs. Iowa Prediction
An in-state non-conference rivalry will have its latest edition unfold tonight when the 18th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes host the Iowa State Cyclones. Is Iowa going to be able to solve a formidable one-loss Iowa State squad as the slight underdogs?
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cyclones are listed as a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 153 points. As of Thursday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on host Iowa. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Cyclones roll to fourth straight win
Iowa State (7-1) picked up a fourth consecutive victory Monday night with an 81-59 home victory over North Dakota State. The Cyclones jumped out to a 43-27 halftime advantage and kept up the pace from there. Marial Shayok paced ISU with 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting along with three assists, three steals and two rebounds. Michael Jacobsen contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds. Talen Horton-Tucker tallied 12 points, three boards and two assists. Nick Weiler-Babb added 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Hawkeyes drop second straight at MSU
Iowa fell to 6-2 overall and 0-2 in Big Ten Conference action Monday night with a 90-68 loss at Michigan State. The Hawkeyes trailed 43-33 at halftime and could not muster a comeback after the break. Tyler Cook tallied 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in the losing effort. Isaiah Moss registered 13 points and three assists. Jordan Bohannon accounted for 11 points.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cyclones are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games. The over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
The over is 13-5 in the last 18 Hawkeyes home games. The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 Iowa games on Thursdays.
Iowa State is probably a little underrated right now as evidenced by all of its seven wins being by at least 12 points, but the fact is it doesn't have a win over a top-75 team and lost by five against a mediocre Arizona squad. The Hawkeyes might be a little overrated if anything right now, but after being humbled at Michigan State I expect the focus will be strong at home against a rival. Look for the Hawkeyes to take care of business in what should be a close and entertaining contest.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA HAWKEYES +2