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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Iowa State Cyclones in Battle with Drake Bulldogs

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Drake and Iowa State on Saturday, with the host Bulldogs trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Drake Bulldogs were listed as 20-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Iowa State Cyclones vs Drake Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Drake Bulldogs are 1-8 so far on the season, and 1-6 ATS vs the number. The Iowa State Cyclones, meanwhile, are 6-3 and 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Drake go 4-3 and the Iowa State Cyclones go 1-6 on betting totals.

This game puts the Drake Bulldogs, most recently No. 214 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Iowa State Cyclones, who rate No. 12 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Drake's No. 238-ranked offense, averaging 67.33 PPG, against a Cyclones defense that ranks No. 39 at 63.22 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Cyclones marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Matt Thomas scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Cyclones to a win (they lost 78-64 to Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday).

The Bulldogs endured a 68-63 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Billy Wampler at Knapp Center.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa State's last 5 games
  • Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Drake
  • Iowa State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Drake
  • Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Drake is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Iowa State
  • Drake is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa State

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa State home to Mississippi Valley State, Tuesday, December 20th
Drake at South Dakota State, Monday, December 19th

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