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Iowa State CyclonesMichigan Wolverines
Dec 3, 12:00 PM | Crisler Arena

Iowa State Cyclones vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

5-2TEAM RECORD5-2

Crisler Arena will host Wolverines vs. Cyclones action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Wolverines sport records of 5-2 and 2-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cyclones have 5-2 and 3-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-1-1 for the Wolverines and 3-3 for the Cyclones.

View Iowa State vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Michigan opened as 8.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wolverines rated this week at No. 163 and the Cyclones sitting at No. 42. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-76 result in favor of the Cyclones.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan has the nation's No. 205-rated offensive output, at 66.7 PPG. The visiting Cyclones defense ranks No. 209 allowing on average 68.4 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Cyclones marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.

Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 133-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 276 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Iowa State was a 69-62 loser at home against Northern Iowa. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites. The Cyclones endured a 69-62 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Royce White at Hilton Coliseum.

Michigan was a 70-58 loser in its last match on the road against Virginia. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs. The Wolverines endured a 70-58 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Tuesday, despite a 12-point effort from Zack Novak at John Paul Jones Arena.

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Northern Iowa are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cyclones at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Iowa State home to Prairie View A&M, Tuesday, December 6
Michigan home to Oakland, Saturday, December 10

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