Cincinnati favored by 3 against Iowa State on Friday
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds
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.
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.
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
Cincinnati home to Alabama, Saturday, December 1
Iowa State home to BYU, Saturday, December 1