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Iowa State Cyclones visit Rice Owls in NCAAB hoops battle

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Nov 26, 7:30 PM | Autry Court

Iowa State Cyclones vs Rice Owls Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Iowa State when they take on the Owls on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Owls are 4-1 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Cyclones, meanwhile, are 4-1 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Rice go 0-0-1 and the Cyclones go 2-2 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 70-rated Iowa State taking on the No. 266-rated Owls in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 89-80 win for the Owls on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rice has the nation's No. 77-rated offensive output, at 75.8 PPG. The visiting Cyclones defense ranks No. 228 allowing on average 69.4 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 47.4% so far, less than the Cyclones marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.

Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 228-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 103 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 64-54 winner as they battled Providence at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Chris Allen scored 15 points leading the Cyclones to a 64-54 victory over Providence at South Padre Convention Center on Friday.

In their last action, Rice was a 64-60 loser on the road against Northern Iowa. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. Rice suffered a 64-60 loss against Northern Iowa on Friday, getting 18 points from Arsalan Kazemi in a losing effort at South Padre Convention Center.

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Northern Iowa are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
Before playing Houston Baptist are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cyclones at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Iowa State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Rice is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Iowa State home to Northern Iowa, Wednesday, November 30
Rice at Houston Baptist, Wednesday, November 30