Iowa State Cyclones host Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in college basketball action
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