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NCAAB Iowa Hawkeyes vs Iowa State Prediction 12/7/2023

The Iowa Hawkeyes (5-3) travel to face off against the Iowa State Cyclones (6-2) on Thursday, December 7th. This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum in Ames and televised on ESPNU. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Iowa State Cyclones

The Iowa Hawkeyes Are Coming Off A Win

Iowa has played a total of 8 games this season, and currently holds a 5-3 overall record. In their previous three road games, which includes last year, Iowa is 1-2 on the road. Iowa has a sub-.500 ATS record at 3-5. Over their last five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.

After eight games, Iowa has an over/under record of 5-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 165 points per game so far. The Hawkeyes’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 164 points per game.

The Iowa State Cyclones Are Coming Off A Win

Iowa State comes into their game against Iowa with a 6-2 record on the season. In their previous ten home games, Iowa State has gone 5-5, including last year. Iowa State has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-3. In their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Iowa State’s games have averaged 141.8 points per game with the average over/under line being 133.6 points. In the Cyclones’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 143 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.

Iowa Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Iowa’s offense scored 103 points against North Florida. Their field goal percentage for the game was 59%, and they went 23/26 from the free-throw line. Ben Krikke is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.4 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Payton Sandfort brings a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.

Ben Krikke (F) 18.4 4.9 1.6
Payton Sandfort (F) 13.6 7.9 2.6
Tony Perkins (G) 12.8 5.2 2.5

Iowa State Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Iowa State offense tallied 99 points in a matchup against DePaul. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.5%, and they made 7 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tamin Lipsey who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.1. Keshon Gilbert also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.8.

Tamin Lipsey (G) 15.1 6.5 6.2
Keshon Gilbert (G) 14.8 4.2 3.6
Milan Momcilovic (F) 13.6 3.0 0.9

Iowa Team Defense

At present, the Hawkeyes’ defense is nationally ranked 199th, allowing 75.7 points per game. Against North Florida in their most recent game, the Iowa defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing North Florida to hit 59% of their shots.

Iowa State Team Defense

Currently, the Cyclones’ defense holds the 8th rank in the nation, allowing 58.9 points per game. In their most recent game, the Iowa State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as DePaul knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 80 points.

Hawkeyes vs Cyclones Trends

  • In their last three road games, Iowa has averaged 80 points per game while allowing 82. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Iowa State has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 76 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • The last ten games that Iowa was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Cyclones have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Hawkeyes vs Cyclones Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Cyclones vs. Cyclones game, we suggest taking the Cyclones at -7.5. Even though our predictions have the Cyclones winning 74-69, we see the Hawkeyes as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 157.5 and our model has the Hawkeyes and Cyclones finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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