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.

View Iowa Hawkeyes vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds and Stats.

The Hawkeyes were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including

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.

Next up:
Iowa home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sunday, December 22nd
Iowa State at George Mason, Sunday, December 22nd