Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones Free College Basketball Pick - Betting Odds

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December 7, 8:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Iowa State -6.5
Total: 
151.5

The Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy will now be settled on the hardwood. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones are set to renew their historic rivalry as Iowa State will host their cross-state nemesis in Ames, Iowa. The festivities will take place at 8:00 PM EST and be aired for audiences within the ESPN umbrella network. The most recent edition in Iowa City in 2016 was all Iowa as the Hawks had their way with the Clones by a score of 78-64. In the aforementioned contest the Hawkeyes closed as a six-point home pup.

Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones Overview

Very simply, Iowa and Iowa State love to hate each other. The numbers get thrown out the window in rivalry games of this nature. However, Iowa State has had the more comprehensive program in recent years as this is a team that has won coveted Big 12 Championships. The Cyclones enter in exquisite form as they have won their last five overall. Most recently, the Cyclones hosted Northern Illinois in Ames three days ago and went to work on the Huskies, defeating NIU 94-80. Iowa comes in off its third consecutive loss when it fell at Indiana three days ago by a score of 77-64.

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Straight Up and Against the Point Spread Records

Iowa Hawkeyes, 4-5 SU, 1-4 ATS
Iowa State Cyclones, 5-2 SU, 2-5 ATS

Iowa at Iowa State Key Betting Trends

  • Home Team is 5-1 SU in the last six meetings.
  • Over is 9-1 in the last 10 matches.
  • Iowa is 4-1 ATS in the last five contests.
  • Iowa State is 4-2 SU in the last six meetings.

Public Money Consensus

In the early going the money has poured in on the Cyclones. 76% of the cash and 81% of the tickets have been placed on the Cyclones in this market. As a result, the number has moved by 1.5 points upward. In Over/Under markets the figure has remained idle to indicate little action on either choice at this time.

Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones Prediction

We will be hard pressed to spot points in a rivalry game as potent as this one. The Hawkeyes enter in perfect position to submarine the Cyclones on their own court. The Hawkeyes are off the radar and a consensus fade in light of their recent troubles. Contrarily, the Cyclones’ stellar play has made them a captivating take for any bettor. As a result, we have a quintessential buy-low and sell-high situation materializing in front of us. With the apparent opposite directions both teams seem to be heading in, Iowa remains the more physical team on the boards averaging over three more rebounds per game than their counterparts (Iowa 36.1 RPG vs. Iowa State 32.9 RPG). In games as hard fought as this one, this is essential as it can set the tone for the entire affair. Therefore, we will take the points here.

Free Pick: 
Take Iowa +6.5