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Texas A&M Aggies vs Iowa State Cyclones Preview

Iowa State CyclonesTexas A&M Aggies
Jan 7, 4:00 PM | Reed Arena

Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds

11-3TEAM RECORD9-4

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Reed Arena Saturday as host Texas A&M looks to handle the Iowa State Cyclones in NCAAB action.

The Aggies currently sports a 9-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-5 ATS. The Cyclones are 11-3 and 5-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Aggies produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cyclones have gone 6-4 against the number.

View Iowa State vs Texas AM Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Aggies as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Aggies at No. 145 and the Cyclones at No. 52 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-74 result in favor of the Cyclones.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cyclones is ranked No. 78 in NCAA hoops at 37.4 per game. Contrast that with Texas A&M’s No. 30 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas A&M is the No. 309-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Iowa State rates No. 12 at 8.9 per game.

Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Texas A&M, meanwhile, comes in at No. 284 nationally in scoring at home.

Iowa State was a 77-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs. The Cyclones got 17 points from Chris Babb as Iowa State ran past Texas 77-71 on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.

In their last action, Texas A&M was a 61-52 loser on the road against Baylor. They covered the 13.5–point spread as underdogs. Elston Turner scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Aggies to a win (they lost 61-52 to Baylor at Ferrell Center on Monday).

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri are 3-7
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Baylor are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cyclones at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games on the road
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas A&M
Iowa State is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Iowa State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas A&M
Texas A&M is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa State
Texas A&M is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa State
Texas A&M is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Texas A&M is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Iowa State home to Missouri, Wednesday, January 11
Texas A&M at Texas, Wednesday, January 11

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