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Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa State Cyclones Preview

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

Iowa State Cyclones vs Michigan Wolverines Odds


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.

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