Iowa State Cyclones vs Drake Bulldogs Odds
Drake will look to improve on its 4-4 record on Saturday when they host Iowa State in NCAA basketball odds action at Wells Fargo Arena.
The game is being played at Wells Fargo Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Bulldogs sport records of 4-4 and 4-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cyclones have 7-3 and 1-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2-1 for the Bulldogs and 3-1 for the Cyclones.
The Cyclones were listed as 7.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Cyclones odds would favor the Cyclones if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Drake is rated No. 167 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iowa State is at No. 27. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 91-79 win for the Cyclones.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Drake's No. 296-rated squad against Iowa State's No. 7-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Drake rates No. 4 in the country with 9.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 nationally with 9.6 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iowa State owns the country's No. 318-rated mark, allowing 81 points per game on the highway. Drake, on the other hand, rates No. 85 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 93-65 winner as they battled Nebraska Omaha at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 30.5-point favorite. Iowa State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Nebraska Omaha out of the gym and running up a 93-65 score at Hilton Coliseum.
Drake was a 74-64 winner in its last match at home against IUPU Fort Wayne. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs got 19 points from Chris Hines as Drake ran past IUPU Fort Wayne 74-64 on Saturday at Knapp Center.
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing North Carolina Central are 2-0
After a win are 1-9
A few Cyclones at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Drake is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Iowa State
Iowa State at UMKC, Wednesday, December 19
Drake home to North Carolina Central, Wednesday, December 19