Iowa State Cyclones take on Rebels in NCAA basketball test
Iowa State Cyclones vs UNLV Rebels Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Iowa State Cyclones travelling to UNLV Saturday to take on the Rebels.
The Cyclones will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Rebels are 1-2 ATS. Iowa State is 1-0 on the totals; UNLV is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Rebels, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cyclones, who rate No. 35 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 98-91 victory for the Cyclones.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNLV's No. 24 nationally ranked offense (82.7 points per game) against a Cyclones defense that sits as the No. 80 at 60.4 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 44% from the field, less than the Cyclones have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iowa State owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. UNLV, on the other hand, rates No. 62 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Iowa State was a 78-70 loser at home against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Cincinnati got 32 points from Sean Kilpatrick en route to a 78-70 victory over Iowa State on Friday at Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV lost its last outing, an 83-79 result against Oregon on November 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. UNLV got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Anthony Bennett in a losing cause in their 83-79 loss to Oregon on Friday.
Iowa State home to BYU, Saturday, December 1
UNLV home to UC Irvine, Wednesday, November 28