Iowa State Cyclones vs. Iowa Hawkeyes - 12/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (7-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Hilton Coliseum)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to play the Iowa State Cyclones in a non-conference game on Thursday.
The Iowa State Cyclones are 7-0 and are coming off of a win against Buffalo by a score of 84-63. Iowa State scored 50 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Georges Niang led Iowa State with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Jameel McKay added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Cyclones. Iowa State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 43-36 and had 21 assists in their victory. Iowa State is averaging 86.9 points per game while giving up 66.6 points per game. Iowa State is also averaging 42 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game. Georges Niang is averaging 18.6 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game. Monte Morris is averaging 14.9 points per game and 7.3 assists per game for Iowa State. Iowa State is shooting 64.4% on free throws, 37.7% on three-pointers, and 51.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-2 and are coming off of a win against Western Illinois by a score of 90-56. Iowa led by 21 points at halftime and blew out their opponent in the second half. Jarrod Uthoff led Iowa with 27 points and 9 rebounds. Anthony Clemmons added 9 points and 6 assists for Iowa. Iowa out rebounded their opponent by a total of 45-35 and had 20 assists in their victory. Iowa is averaging 83.8 points per game while giving up 67.2 points per game. Iowa is also averaging 41.1 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 18.2 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for Iowa. Peter Jok is averaging 12.9 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game. Iowa is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 40.2% on three-pointers, and 47.3% on all field goal attempts.
Iowa State has started the season playing great basketball, as their offense has been clicking on all cylinders. Iowa has also started strong and has been able to score a lot of points on offense. Both of these teams also play good defense and do a good job of rebounding the basketball. I think this will be a close game, so I am going to take Iowa and the points.