Iowa faces rival Iowa State on Friday
A pair of ranked rivals will hit the floor at the Hilton Coliseum on Friday night as the Iowa Hawkeyes look for a second straight SU and ATS win over the Iowa State Cyclones.
Iowa topped Iowa State 80-71 as a 3-point favorite on the basketball betting lines when the schools met last season, in the fifth straight OVER result in the series.
Iowa, though, is just 4-6 both SU and ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Iowa State battles the Hawkeyes, currently sitting with a 10-1 mark (6-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-1 for the Cyclones and 6-4 for the Hawkeyes.
The Hawkeyes were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
The Cyclones sit at No. 10 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawkeyes sit at No. 5 on the same chart.
Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 91-82 winner as they battled Northern Iowa at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. Iowa State got 22 points from Melvin Ejim en route to a 91-82 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawkeyes rank No. 5 in NCAA Division 1 with 46 per game. That compares with Iowa State’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa State is college basketball's No. 3-ranked team at 10.43 per game, while the Hawkeyes rate No. 121 with 6.27 per game.
Iowa home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sunday, December 22nd
Iowa State at George Mason, Sunday, December 22nd