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Iowa State Cyclones visit Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Iowa State Cyclones will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Hawkeyes in Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa State Cyclones were listed as -7.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Iowa Hawkeyes battles the Iowa State Cyclones, currently sitting with a 6-2 mark (4-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 4-2 for the Iowa Hawkeyes and 1-5 for the Iowa State Cyclones.

The Iowa Hawkeyes sit at No. 193 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Iowa State Cyclones sit at No. 16 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Iowa's No. 17-ranked scoring average of 86.67 PPG, against a Iowa State Cyclones defense rated No. 24 and allowing 61.38 PPG. The Iowa Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 45.64% to date this season, less than the Iowa State Cyclones shooters have managed so far (46.71% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Iowa State cruised to victory on Monday, running Nebraska-Omaha out of the gym and running up a 91-47 score at Hilton Coliseum.

The Hawkeyes blew out Stetson on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 95-68 win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Iowa State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa State's last 5 games
  • Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Iowa is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • Iowa is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Iowa State

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa State at Drake, Saturday, December 17th
Iowa at Northern Iowa, Saturday, December 17th