Iowa State vs. Iowa Basketball NCAA Basketball Betting Odds
Posted by: Mike Davis
If you’re looking for a little NCAA basketball betting rivalry to wager on this Thursday night then the Iowa State vs. Iowa basketball matchup is the pairing for you. Iowa State has had a highly successful start to the season and will be vying to up their notoriety by upsetting No. 18 Iowa on the road this Thursday night. What kind of matchup are the NCAA legal betting odds predicting? Let’s take a look at the sportsbook lines to find out.
Iowa State vs. Iowa Basketball – Thursday, December 6th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Indiana
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
Iowa State Cyclones
The Cyclones enter this evening’s matchup sporting a 7-1 record. So far this season, Iowa State has yet to face a conference opponent so the Big 12 is very much up for grabs. All in all the program has been having a highly successful season. In fact their only loss so far came against Arizona 71-66. Other than that, the Cyclones have been steamrolling their opposition. Surprisingly, the NCAA basketball betting odds are pegging Iowa State as a favorite over Iowa this evening. Considering that the Cyclones have gotten the best of the Hawkeyes 7 games to 3 in their last 10 meetings, it makes perfect sense for the odds to favor Iowa State here. Look for Iowa State to extend their 3-game win streak this evening.
Players to Watch: Marial Shayok (19.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.1 apg), Michael Jacobson (16.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Talen Horton-Tucker (14.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.4 apg).
The Hawkeyes fly into this evening’s matchup sporting a 6-2 record. Despite being nationally ranked, Iowa has begun to slip down the Big Ten rankings seeing as how they’re 0-2 versus their conference this season. And seeing as how Iowa enters this evening’s matchup riding a 2-game losing streak, it’s easy to see why the odds are against them. But those losses came to No. 22 Wisconsin and No. 10 Michigan State. Will Iowa suffer another loss to an unranked opponent? That would surely knock them out of the national rankings. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that the Hawkeyes inferior defense could come into play. Right now the Hawkeyes are scoring 80.8 per game which is on par with the 80.0 that the Iowa State is averaging. However, the Hawkeyes enter with a much better defense that only gives up 61.9 per game instead of 74.3.
Players to Watch: Tyler Cook (15.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.6 apg), Luka Garza (13.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Joe Wieskamp (10.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.0 apg).
Iowa State vs. Iowa Basketball Betting Predictions
Iowa State vs. Iowa Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Iowa State vs. Iowa basketball matchup? All things considered, Iowa State might be the better pick here. They’re on a roll and their better defense should help them get the road win this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 82-76 Iowa State.