BYU Cougars vs Iowa State Cyclones NCAAB Betting Prediction

BYU Cougars vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction 3/6/2024

The BYU Cougars (21-8) travel to face off against the Iowa State Cyclones (23-6) on Wednesday, March 6th. This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum in Ames and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

BYU Cougars vs Iowa State Cyclones

The BYU Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

BYU has been much better at home than on the road this season, as they are 16-2 at home compared to 5-6 on the road. The Cougars have won their last five games at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +19.9 points per game.

On the other hand, BYU has gone just 1-5 as an underdog this season. They are currently on a two-game win streak, and their record this season is 21-8.

BYU’s ATS record for the season is 17-11-1, but they have struggled vs. the spread as the underdog, going just 1-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cougars are 4-5-1 vs. the spread. On the road, BYU is 4-6-1 vs. the spread this year and their last 3 road ATS mark is 1-2.

BYU’s over/under record for the season sits at 14-15, and the average scoring total in their games is 152.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (150.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 154 points.

The Iowa State Cyclones Are Coming Off A Win

With a 17-1 record at home this season, the Iowa State Cyclones will look to continue their success at Hilton Coliseum as they face off with the BYU Cougars. Iowa State is 19-2 as the favorite this season, and they have won their last 13 games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cyclones have gone a perfect 10-0.

The Cyclones are 23-6 overall this season, and they have won their last three games. In their most recent game, Iowa State defeated UCF by a score of 60-52. On the year, they have gone 12-4 in Big 12 play, and they are 11-2 in non-conference action.

As the favorite this season, Iowa State has a record of 14-6-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cyclones have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Iowa State’s games this season (138.1). This year, 20 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 116 points.

BYU Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, BYU’s offense scored 87 points against TCU. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.5%, and they went 14/21 from the free-throw line. The team’s scoring leader is Jaxson Robinson, who holds an average of 13.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Trevin Knell is averaging 11.4 points per game this season.

Jaxson Robinson (G) 13.9 2.5 1.4
Trevin Knell (G) 11.4 3.5 1.4
Spencer Johnson (G) 10.4 5.6 3.1

Iowa State Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Iowa State offense put up 60 points against UCF. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.7% and made 5 threes. Leading Iowa State in scoring vs. UCF was Tre King with his 16 points. Milan Momcilovic also added 11 points for the Cyclones.

Keshon Gilbert (G) 13.8 4.6 4.1
Tamin Lipsey (G) 12.3 4.6 5.2
Milan Momcilovic (F) 11.5 3.2 1.3

BYU Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the BYU defense is giving up an average of 69.4 points per contest. In their most recent game, the BYU defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as TCU knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 75 points.

Iowa State Team Defense

This season, the Iowa State defense has been impressive, holding the 7th position in the country while permitting an average of 61.9 points per contest. In today’s game, the Iowa State defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 1 three-pointers while giving up 52 points.

Cougars vs Cyclones Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Cougars have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 77 points per game in these contests.
  • Across their last five home contests, Iowa State has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-0-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 66 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Cougars have a straight up record of 1-9. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-5-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Cyclones have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Cougars vs Cyclones Prediction

Not only do we have the Cyclones winning this one by a score of 79-66, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Cyclones at -6.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 147.5, and our model predicts the Cougars and Cyclones to score a combined 145 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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