Iowa State vs Jackson State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/20/20

Iowa State vs Jackson State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/20/20 Photo by Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Jackson State Tigers (0-4) at Iowa State Cyclones (1-4)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm (James H. Hilton Coliseum)

The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -18 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Jackson State Tigers and the Iowa State Cyclones meet in college basketball action from the Hilton Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

The Jackson State Tigers will look to bounce back after starting things at 0-4 following an 83-50 beatdown loss at the hands of Bradley last time out. Tristan Jarrett led the Tigers with 22 points on 7 of 17 shooting with 5 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists and 4 steals. Jayveous McKinnis added 21 points on 8 of 10 shooting with 9 rebounds and a pair of steals as the only other double-digit scorer for Jackson State in the losing effort. Ken Evans added 9 points as well in the defeat for Jackson State. Jarrett leads Jackson State in scoring and assists with 16 points and 2 assists per game while McKinnis leads the Tigers in rebounding with 11 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Jackson State is averaging 55.5 points on 36.2% shooting from the field 28.6% from behind the arc and 74.2% from the foul line while allowing 82.5 points on 46.1% shoting from the field and 37.2% from 3-point range this season.

The Iowa State Cyclones will look to rebound from a 1-4 start to the year after a 70-65 loss to West Virginia last time out. Rasir Bolton led the Cyclones with 25 points on 9 of 17 shooting with a team-high 4 assists while Jalen Coleman-Lands added 11 points on 4 of 8 shooting with 3 threes as the only other double-digit scorer for Iowa State in the loss while also posting 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Solomon Young also contributed 7 points with 7 rebounds as well in the loss. Bolton leads Iowa State with an average of 17.6 points, 5 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game this season, all team-high averages. As a team, Iowa State is averaging 71 points on 47.4% shooting from the field, 32.6% from behind the arc and 71.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 76.6 points on 45.5% shooting from the field and 28.6% from 3-point range this season.

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Jackson State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 road games against a team with a losing home record. Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss.

This is a ton of points to lay with an Iowa State team that has been terrible for much of the season, but the Cyclones did just give West Virginia all they could handle last time out and Jackson State has been a whooping boy for much of the season up to this point and I don’t see that changing here. This seems like the perfect spot for a get-right performance from Iowa State, so I’ll lay the points with Iowa State in this one.

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