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Iowa State vs. Boise State in Hawaii

The Iowa State Cyclones will be in action at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu on Christmas as they take on the Boise State Broncos in the Diamond Head Classic title game. Iowa State got past Akron 83-60 in the semifinal round of the tournament on Monday, while Boise State is coming off an 80-54 victory over South Carolina in their semifinal game.

This season, the Broncos are 10-2 overall and 2-5 ATS, while the Cyclones are 10-0 and 6-2 ATS. As for the totals, Boise State boasts a 2-4 on the OU, and Iowa State is 5-3.

View Iowa State Cyclones vs Boise State Broncos Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Broncos installed as 5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 70-ranked Broncos and the No. 19-rated Cyclones in this matchup.

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Boise State was an 80-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Carolina. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Boise State cruised to victory on Monday, running South Carolina out of the gym and running up an 80-54 score at Stan Sheriff Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boise State has the nation's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 83.83 PPG. The visiting Cyclones defense ranks No. 107 allowing on average 68.2 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 48.39% so far, less than the Cyclones marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.2% per game.

Next up:
Iowa State home to Northern Illinois, Tuesday, December 31st
Boise State at Fresno State, Saturday, January 4th

 

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