Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Hawkeyes vs. Cyclones CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(7-2) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones (8-0)
Date: Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: James H. Hilton Coliseum
CBB Moneyline Odds: Iowa -205 | Iowa State +175
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Iowa -4.5 | Iowa State +4.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 150.5
The Iowa Hawkeyes will be on the road to take on the Iowa State Cyclones.
The tip-off is set for 9:00 ET from James H. Hilton Coliseum.
The Hawkeyes opened up as a 4.5 point favorite and that number has pretty much not changed. The total has gone from 152 to 150.5.
Iowa has gotten off to a very good start so far. I have been very impressed with what I have seen from them.
The Hawkeyes lost a tough one to Illinois on Monday by a score of 87-83. Of course, you never want to lose games, but they should not feel ashamed dropping a game against a team like that.
This team started off with a lot of easy wins, but the competition has gotten much stiffer in their past few games. When they just play games within their conference, we will begin to see if they are pretenders or if they are legit.
In the loss to Illinois, the offense was clearly not the issue. Four people reached double figures in that contest. Defensively, however, they had trouble slowing down a very good offense in the Illini.
Iowa State Cyclones
Wow, Iowa State has looked very good out of the gate. It will be hard to keep up this pace, but you have got to be happy with what you have seen from them so far.
The Cyclones are the #17 ranked team in the country and they have a record of 8-0. This team has already beaten some solid teams, which is a good sign because facing the Hawkeyes will be no easy task for them. Making it 9 wins in a row will certainly be a challenge for this squad.
This crew picked up an impressive win on Saturday at Creighton by a score of 64-58. Even though the Bluejays are not ranked, that is never an easy opponent to knock off, especially on the road.
The offense was really not the main story in their last game, as they scored under 65 points. It was really all about the defense. When you can hold a team to that few points, it is usually a recipe for success.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Iowa is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Iowa is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
- Iowa is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Iowa State.
- Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Iowa State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
- The total has gone under in 4 of Iowa State’s last 6 games when playing as the underdog.
Free Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Hawkeyes NCAAB Prediction:
I feel like this has the chance to be a close and competitive ball game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Iowa State ATS
This game is another example of the Cyclones being a ranked team playing against an unranked team and they are still a dog. I am not trying to knock the Hawkeyes here, but it looks like people are not respecting Iowa State here.
When you get a game like this with two teams that are fairly even, it is all about who executes most in crunch time. That will be crucial in this game because I can see it being a tight contest throughout.
In this spot, I was happy to see the Cyclones getting points at home. They may not win the ball game, but I definitely feel they can keep it within that number. It would not surprise me if this game comes right down to the wire on Thursday.
I am going with the Cyclones getting 4.5 points at home in this one.
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