Iowa vs. Iowa State Pick
Who will come away with a cover when in-state rivals Iowa State and Iowa battle it out tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Iowa State is favored in tonight’s game, as the Cyclones are getting odds of -6.5 points against Iowa. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 152.5 points. Tonight’s game will take place from Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa and air live on ESPN2.
Iowa is coming off a 77-64 loss at Indiana for its third straight defeat. The Hawkeyes are now just 4-5 overall while posting a 1-4-1 record against the spread. Iowa is putting up 78 points per game thus far while allowing 74.7 per game. Tyler Cook is leading the team with 14.6 points and 7 rebounds per game while Jordan Bohannon is adding 12.7 points and 4.7 assists per contest.
Iowa State is coming off a 94-80 win over Northern Illinois on Monday for its fifth straight win. The Cyclones are now 5-2 on the season with a 2-5 record against the spread. Iowa State is averaging 76.9 points per game on offense right now while allowing 73.3 points per contest. Donovan Jackson is leading the team with 17 points per game while Lindell Wigginton is averaging 15.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest.
The home team has been strong in this series, winning five of the last six meetings. However, the Hawkeyes are 4-1 against the spread in the last five of this series. Despite that, Iowa is in a real funk right now. They come into tonight’s game just 6-15 against the spread in their last 21 road games. Iowa State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 at home and is building some momentum with this current win streak. The public betting is backing Iowa State tonight and I agree that the Cyclones will continue this wave of momentum.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA STATE -6.5