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Iowa State Cyclones visit Iowa Hawkeyes in college basketball clash

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Dec 7, 8:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


The Iowa State Cyclones will be seeking their third ATS win in a row over the rival Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday night as those schools hit the hardwood at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa State has won the annual matchup between these teams both SU and ATS in each of the last two years, and they're 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS over their past five meetings. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in each of the last four Iowa State/Iowa games.

The Hawkeyes bring a 7-2 record (2-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-2 Cyclones, who are 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Iowa go 2-3 so far and the Cyclones go 1-1.

View Iowa State vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Iowa opened as 2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hawkeyes rated this week at No. 37 and the Cyclones sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 89-84 result in favor of the Cyclones.


How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iowa's No. 41-rated squad against Iowa State's No. 3-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iowa rates No. 223 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 nationally with 9.5 per match.

Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 321-rated defense on the road, allowing 82 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 133 nationally in scoring at home.

Iowa State was an 83-72 winner in its last match at home against Florida Gulf Coast. The Cyclones grabbed an 83-72 win over the Eagles on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Korie Lucious at Hilton Coliseum.

Iowa won its last outing, an 87-63 result against South Dakota on December 4. They covered in that game as a 20.5-point favorite. The battle between the Hawkeyes and Coyotes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Dakota was handed an 87-63 defeat on Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Iowa are 10-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Cyclones at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Iowa State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Iowa State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 6 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa State
Iowa is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Iowa State home to Nebraska Omaha, Sunday, December 9
Iowa at Northern Iowa, Saturday, December 15