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Cincinnati favored by 3 against Iowa State on Friday

Cincinnati BearcatsIowa State Cyclones
Nov 23, 6:30 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds

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The Iowa State Cyclones will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Cincinnati Bearcats at Thomas & Mack Center in NCAA basketball action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Thomas & Mack Center.

The Cyclones currently sports a 4-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Bearcats are 4-0 and 0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cyclones produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bearcats have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Cincinnati vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cyclones were listed as 3-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cyclones rated this week at No. 35 and the Bearcats sitting at No. 48. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 108-106 result in favor of the Bearcats.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iowa State's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 88.5 PPG, against a Bearcats defense that ranks No. 44 at 57 PPG. The Cyclones field goal percentage has averaged 49.6% so far, less than the Bearcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.3% per game.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 nationally in scoring at home.

Cincinnati was a 91-72 winner in its last match at home against Campbell. Cashmere Wright scored 28 points for Cincinnati on Tuesday, leading the Bearcats to a 91-72 win over Campbell at Fifth Third Arena.

Iowa State was an 86-57 winner in its last match at home against North Carolina A&T. The battle between the Cyclones and Aggies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Carolina A&T was handed an 86-57 defeat on Tuesday at Hilton Coliseum.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Alabama are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing BYU are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Bearcats at Cyclones trends to consider:
Iowa State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Alabama, Saturday, December 1
Iowa State home to BYU, Saturday, December 1