The Grambling State Tigers (0-2) travel to face off against the Iowa State Cyclones (3-0) on Sunday, November 19th. This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum in Ames and televised on ESPN+. Iowa State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Grambling State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Delaware State. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.
Grambling State Tigers vs Iowa State Cyclones
The Grambling State Tigers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Grambling State is entering their third game of the season, currently holding a 0-2 record. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Grambling State has gone 7-3. Heading into today’s game, Grambling State is currently 0-2 against the spread. However, when factoring in their performance from last season, Grambling State has a 5-3 ATS record in their last ten games.
Up to this point, games involving Grambling State have had an average of 146 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 138 points. Their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Tigers’ last five games have finished with a combined 75 points per game and an over/under record of 1-2.
The Iowa State Cyclones Are Coming Off A Win
Today, Iowa State will face off against Grambling State in their fourth game of the season. So far, they are undefeated with a 3-0 record. Looking back at their first three games, where they were favored, they also have a perfect 3-0 record. As of today’s game, Iowa State holds a 3-0 ATS record. Taking into account the outcomes from the previous season, Iowa State has gone 5-5 ATS in their last ten games.
Up to this point, games involving Iowa State have had an average of 139.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 130.8 points. Their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Cyclones’ last five games have finished with a combined 76 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
Grambling State Offense Breakdown
The Grambling State offense is coming off a game where they scored 63 points against Delaware State. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.1% and connected on 4 threes. Leading Grambling State in scoring vs. Delaware State was Kintavious Dozier with his 24 points. Terrence Lewis also added 15 points for the Tigers.
|Kintavious Dozier (G)||14.8||3.8||0.5|
|Jalen Johnson (F)||14.2||4.8||0.2|
|Tra’Michael Moton (G)||13.8||3.8||4.5|
Iowa State Offense Breakdown
The Cyclones’ offense finished with 86 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 91 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Milan Momcilovic, who holds an average of 15.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Keshon Gilbert is averaging 15 points per game this season.
|Milan Momcilovic (F)||15.3||4.3||1.0|
|Keshon Gilbert (G)||15.0||3.7||2.3|
|Tamin Lipsey (G)||13.0||4.7||6.3|
Grambling State Team Defense
So far, the Tigers’ defense is ranked 136th in the country at 76.5 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.0 threes per game vs. Iowa State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.8%.
Iowa State Team Defense
Iowa State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 1st nationally, with 48.7 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Iowa State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 32.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.8% this season.
Tigers vs Cyclones Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Grambling State has an ATS record of just 7-3. However, their overall record was 7-3 while averaging 69 points per game.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Iowa State has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 69 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Tigers have an ATS mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Grambling State posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Cyclones have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Cyclones vs. Cyclones game, our recommendation is to take the Cyclones at -25.5. Despite our model showing the Cyclones winning 77-66, we like Tigers as our point-spread pick.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 134 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.
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