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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Cyclones over Cougars

BYU CougarsIowa State Cyclones
Dec 1, 2:00 PM | Hilton Coliseum

BYU Cougars vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


Iowa State looks to cover the Cyclones-Cougars pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 4-2 mark when they host BYU in college basketball wagering action.

Iowa State will face the 5-2 Cougars, who own a 3-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cyclones are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 1-0-1 favoring the OVER.

View BYU vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cyclones rated this week at No. 53 and the Cougars sitting at No. 48. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 92-83 result in favor of the Cyclones.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iowa State's No. 2-rated squad against BYU's No. 51-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iowa State rates No. 11 in the country with 9.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 177 nationally with 6 per match.

Defensively, BYU features the nation's No. 320-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

BYU was an 85-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Montana. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. BYU cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Montana out of the gym and running up an 85-60 score at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were an 82-70 loser as they battled UNLV on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. Will Clyburn poured in 21 points and added 15 rebounds in a losing cause for Iowa State on Saturday, as the Rebels rolled to an 82-70 victory over Iowa State at Thomas & Mack Center.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Utah State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cougars at Cyclones trends to consider:
BYU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
BYU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Iowa State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
BYU home to Utah State, Wednesday, December 5
Iowa State home to Florida Gulf Coast, Tuesday, December 4