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Providence Friars take on Cyclones in college basketball test

Providence FriarsIowa State Cyclones
Nov 25, 8:30 PM | South Padre Convention Center

Providence Friars vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


The visiting Friars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at South Padre Convention Center against the Iowa State Cyclones.

The game is being played at South Padre Convention Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Cyclones bring a 3-1 record (1-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-0 Friars, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Iowa State go 2-1 so far and the Friars go 1-0.

View Providence vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cyclones in this one, they're listed as 2-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 70-ranked Cyclones and the No. 281-rated Friars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 85-83 win for the Friars on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa State has the nation's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 83.2 PPG. The visiting Friars defense ranks No. 101 allowing on average 62.8 PPG. The Cyclones FG% has averaged 50.5% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Providence owns the country's No. 194-rated mark, allowing 72 points per game on the highway. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.

Providence was a 59-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern. Gerard Coleman scored 21 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Providence on Tuesday, leading the Friars to a 59-53 victory over Southern at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 90-82 winner as they battled Northern Colorado at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. The Cyclones grabbed a 90-82 win over the Bears on Tuesday, behind a 23-point effort from Chris Allen at Hilton Coliseum.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-4
After a win are 5-5

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Rice are 1-0
After playing Northern Colorado are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Friars at Cyclones trends to consider:
Iowa State is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Providence home to Northern Iowa, Saturday, November 26
Iowa State at Rice, Saturday, November 26