Iowa vs. Iowa State Prediction
Non-conference, in-state rivals clash in Ames, IA on Thursday night when No. 17 Iowa State hosts Iowa at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2. With the Hawkeyes laying 4.5 points and the total sitting at 150.5, what’s the smartest play when it comes to tonight’s matchup?
861 Iowa Hawkeyes (-4.5) at 862 Iowa State Cyclones (+4.5); o/u 150.5
9:00 p.m. ET, James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
Iowa Hawkeyes DFS Snapshot
Keegan Murray accumulated 19 points (7-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-7 FT), two rebounds, two blocks and three steals over 30 minutes during Monday's 87-83 loss to Illinois. While Murray returned from a one-game absence and saw close to his regular shot volume, his two rebounds were a season low. The entire Hawkeye team was dominated on the glass by a front line led by Kofi Cockburn, as Illinois held a 52 to 23 edge in team rebounding, with Cockburn picking up 18. Iowa will certainly face some tougher front lines as Big Ten play continues, though a few softer matchups mixed in should make his stat lines even out over the long haul.
Iowa State Cyclones DFS Snapshot
Izaiah Brockington contributed 23 points (10-20 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal over 35 minutes during Wednesday's 83-64 victory over UAPB. Brockington posted his third double-double of the season in an easy win on Wednesday. He has Iowa State looking like a completely different team this season, averaging 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest. Brockington will hope to continue his hot start on Saturday against Creighton.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Hawkeyes are just 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and are 1-3-1 against the number in their last five games coming off an ATS loss. On the other side, the Cyclones are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall and are 5-0 ATS in their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: IOWA STATE CYCLONES +4.5