The Iowa State Cyclones (7-1) will attempt to snap the six-game winning streak of Iowa when they travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to square off against the No. 18 Hawkeyes (6-2). Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
Iowa State Cyclones at Iowa Hawkeyes ATS Preview
In the Cyclones’ last matchup, they won big over the Alabama State Hornets, 79-53. Michael Jacobson was the game’s leading scorer with 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting. Iowa State played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 and a turnover percentage of 16.7. Alabama State was 23.7 and 25.2, respectively, for those same stats.
The Hawkeyes come in on a high note after topping the UMKC Kangaroos in their last matchup, 77-63. Tyler Cook fueled Iowa with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Hawkeyes had a much better free throw rate (0.596 vs. 0.125) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.521 vs. 0.430).
Dating back to last season, Iowa has done a great job of getting to the free throw line. They rank 32nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.282), but Iowa State has been among the best in the country at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 24th by allowing a FTA rate of 0.185).
The Cyclones won the sole game against the Hawkeyes last season, 84-78. The Cyclones played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.231 and a superb turnover percentage of 9.8. The Hawkeyes had marks of 0.014 and 18.8, respectively, for those same stats.
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Iowa State, ATS Winner – Iowa, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
The Hawkeyes average 20.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 209th in the country. The Cyclones rank 302nd in three pointers allowed per game (25.4).
Iowa averages 4.0 blocks per game, which ranks 71st in the NCAA. Iowa State ranks 113th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
Iowa averages 17.4 assists per game, which ranks eighth in the NCAA. Iowa State ranks 194th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
The Hawkeyes rank 57th in rebounds per game (38.1) while the Cyclones rank 242nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
Iowa State ranks 88th in steals allowed per game (5.7) while Iowa ranks 254th (7.1).