Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 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 are 5-2 so far on the season, and 1-2 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 6-3 and 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Iowa State go 1-1 and the Eagles go 1-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cyclones at No. 19 and the Eagles at No. 65 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 88-74 result in favor of the Cyclones.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa State has the nation's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 82.4 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 142 allowing on average 64.2 PPG. The Cyclones FG% has averaged 44.9% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida Gulf Coast owns the country's No. 274-rated mark, allowing 77.2 points per game on the highway. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.
Florida Gulf Coast was a 65-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola. Sherwood Brown scored 14 points leading the Eagles to a 65-50 victory over Loyola at Alico Arena on Saturday.
In their last action, Iowa State was an 83-62 winner at home against BYU. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Cyclones blew out BYU on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 83-62 win at Hilton Coliseum.
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Iowa are 5-5
After playing BYU are 1-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Eagles at Cyclones trends to consider:
Iowa State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Iowa State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Florida Gulf Coast home to Florida International, Thursday, December 13
Iowa State at Iowa, Friday, December 7