Washington State Cougars vs Iowa State NCAAB Betting Prediction

Washington State Cougars vs Iowa State Prediction 3/23/2024

The Washington State Cougars (24-9) travel to face off against the Iowa State Cyclones (28-7) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Washington State Cougars vs Iowa State Cyclones

The Washington State Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

Washington State heads into their matchup with Iowa State as 7.5-point underdogs. The Cougars have gone 7-5 as underdogs this season, and they have a road record of 7-4. Over their last ten games on the road, Washington State has gone 7-3.

Overall, the Cougars have gone 24-9 this season, and they are coming off of a 66-61 win over Drake. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is +0.5, and they have an average scoring margin of +9.9 at home. In Pac-12 play, Washington State has gone 15-8.

Washington State has been a solid team against the spread this season, going 18-16-1. On the road, they have an ATS mark of 6-4-1. As the underdog, the Cougars have gone 7-4-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Washington State has an impressive ATS record of 7-2-1.

Washington State’s over/under record for the season is 14-21 and today’s over/under line of 129.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (141.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

The Iowa State Cyclones Are Coming Off A Win

Entering tonight’s game against Washington State, Iowa State has won five straight games, and they have been dominant at home this season, going 22-1. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cyclones are a perfect 10-0.

Overall, Iowa State is 28-7, and they have gone 24-3 in games in which they have been favored. South Dakota State was the Cyclones’ last opponent, and Iowa State won that game with a score of 82-65.

As the favorite this season, Iowa State has a strong ATS mark of 18-8-1. Their overall ATS record is 24-10-2, and they are 7-5-1 vs. the spread on the road. At home, the Cyclones are 17-5-1 ATS. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Iowa State has gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 129.5 for the Iowa State game is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year of 137.4. So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 131 points.

Washington State Offense Breakdown

Washington State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against Drake. In that game, they made 7/14 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.2%. Leading Washington State in scoring vs. Drake was Isaac Jones with his 20 points. Jaylen Wells also added 17 points for the Cougars.

Isaac Jones (F) 15.4 7.4 1.5
Myles Rice (G) 15.1 3.2 3.9
Jaylen Wells (F) 12.1 4.5 1.2

Iowa State Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Iowa State offense put up 82 points against South Dakota State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 57.9% and made 11 threes. The team’s top scorer is Keshon Gilbert, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13.8, while Tamin Lipsey also maintains a PPG average of 12.3 leading up to the game.

Keshon Gilbert (G) 13.8 4.5 4.3
Tamin Lipsey (G) 12.3 4.7 4.9
Milan Momcilovic (F) 11.0 3.2 1.2

Washington State Team Defense

So far this season, the Washington State defense has been performing well, ranking 36th in the country at 66.5 points allowed per contest. Against Drake in their most recent game, the Washington State defense gave up a total of 61 points while allowing Drake to hit 38% of their shots.

Iowa State Team Defense

At this time, the Cyclones’ defense is positioned 5th in the country, permitting 61.4 points per game. The Iowa State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 65 points and allowed South Dakota State to connect on 11 threes.

Cougars vs Cyclones Trends

  • In their last three road games, Washington State has averaged 70 points per game while allowing 68. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Cyclones last ten home games, the team averaged 66 points per game while allowing 65. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-3-1, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Cougars have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • The last ten games that Iowa State was favored, they have an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 9-1 straight up.

Cougars vs Cyclones Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Cyclones to win, and have the projected score sitting at 78-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Cyclones at -7.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 129.5 and given that our model is projecting 146 points between the teams, we like the over.

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