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BYU vs Iowa State Basketball Picks 1-16-24

Iowa State Cyclones (13-3) vs. BYU Cougars (13-3)
January 16, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: BYU Cougars -4.5; Over/Under: 140.5
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The Iowa State Cyclones and BYU Cougars face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Marriott Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Iowa State vs BYU prediction.

Iowa State Needs the Win Here

Every win is important in the Big 12 and Iowa State is going to need to have a big game here. In the last game against Oklahoma State, the defense was lights out giving up only 42 points and they ended up winning by 24 points. Two games ago against Houston, Iowa State was able to secure the 57-53 victory. Iowa State on the season is averaging 81.7 points while their defense is giving up 58.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 36th while the defense is ranked 3rd. Tamin Lipsey is averaging 14.8 points while shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from behind the three point line.

BYU Bounces Back in Last Game

BYU bounced back in a big way in the last game and they were able to knock off the UCF Knights. The offense wasn’t great, but the defense did give up 58 points and that was the difference as they won by five points. Aly Khalifa had a strong game putting up 17 points, four rebounds, and one assist. BYU on the season is averaging 85.6 points while thier defense is giving up 63.1 points per game. The offense is arnked 12th while the defense is ranked 18th. Jaxson Robinson is having a big season and heis’ averaging 14.3 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. 

Iowa State vs BYU Betting Prediction

Points are going to be hard to come by in this game. Iowa State is giving up 58.4 points and they are going to lockdown here. BYU is giving up only 63.1 points and they are also going to lockdown here. Both of these teams are going to really struggle here, and that is going to be the difference as this game is going to end up being lower scoring. Back the under to cash here with ease. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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