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NCAA hoops odds preview - Iowa vs. Iowa State

Iowa HawkeyesIowa State Cyclones
Dec 9, 8:00 PM | Hilton Coliseum

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


The Cyclones hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Iowa Hawkeyes pay a visit to Hilton Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

The Cyclones bring a 6-3 record (3-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-4 Hawkeyes, who are 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Iowa State go 4-3 so far and the Hawkeyes go 2-2-1.

View Iowa vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cyclones in this one, they're listed as 9.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Cyclones) and the No. 269 (Hawkeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-78 result in favor of the Cyclones has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawkeyes is ranked No. 131 in NCAA hoops at 36.7 per game. Contrast that with Iowa State’s No. 110 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa State is the No. 9-ranked team in the country at 9.3 per game, while Iowa rates No. 205 at 5.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iowa owns the country's No. 306-rated mark, allowing 80 points per game on the highway. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 70 in scoring at home.

Iowa lost its last outing, an 80-60 result against Northern Iowa on December 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. The Hawkeyes were hammered by Northern Iowa on Tuesday, losing by an 80-60 final at McLeod Center in college basketball betting action.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were an 84-59 winner as they battled Prairie View A&M at home. Iowa State cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Prairie View A&M out of the gym and running up an 84-59 score at Hilton Coliseum.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Drake are 6-4
After playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Hawkeyes at Cyclones trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games on the road
Iowa is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Iowa is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Iowa State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games when playing Iowa
Iowa State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa
Iowa State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Iowa home to Drake, Saturday, December 17
Iowa State home to Central Michigan, Sunday, December 18