Yale Bulldogs vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds
The Yale Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cyclones in Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Cyclones currently sports a 9-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-5 ATS. The Bulldogs are 4-9 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cyclones produce a 4-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 2-0 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cyclones as 19.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Cyclones) and the No. 228 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 86-67 result in favor of the Cyclones has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 151 in NCAA hoops at 36.1 per game. Contrast that with Iowa State’s No. 7 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa State is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 9.2 per game, while Yale rates No. 182 at 6.1 per game.
Defensively, Yale features the nation's No. 149-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Yale, they were a 78-62 loser as they battled St. Mary's on the road. They covered in the match as a 21.5-point underdog. Yale got 14 points from Greg Kelley but lost anyway, 78-62, to St. Mary's on Sunday at McKeon Pavilion.
Iowa State was a 76-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UMKC. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. Iowa State earned a 76-61 victory over UMKC on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Tyrus McGee at Municipal Auditorium.
Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Holy Cross are 3-7
After playing St. Mary's are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas are 1-9
After a win are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Cyclones trends to consider:
Yale is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Iowa State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Iowa State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Yale at Holy Cross, Friday, January 4
Iowa State at Kansas, Wednesday, January 9