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Cyclones face Michigan Wolverines: NCAAB odds preview and stats

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

Iowa State Cyclones vs Michigan Wolverines Odds


The Iowa State Cyclones will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wolverines in Michigan at Crisler Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Cyclones will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wolverines are 2-3 ATS. Iowa State is 3-3 against the total, while Michigan is 3-1-1 versus the number.

View Iowa State vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Michigan in this one will find them as 8.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 42-rated Iowa State taking on the No. 163-rated Wolverines in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-76 win for the Cyclones on Saturday.

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