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Cincinnati vs Iowa State Basketball Picks 2-13-24

Iowa State Cyclones (18-5) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (15-8)
February 13, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -1; Over/Under: 136.5
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The Iowa State Cyclones and Cincinnati Bearcats face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at Fifth Third Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Iowa State vs Cincinnati prediction.

Iowa State Looks to Lockdown With Defense Again

Iowa State in the last game faced off against TCU and the defense was dominant. Iowa State only gave up 59 points and that led to the 12-point victory. Tre King had a strong game putting up 15 points and three rebounds. Iowa State shot 50 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from behind the three point line. Iowa State on the season is averaging 79 points while their defense is giving up 62.1 points per game. The defense is ranked 7th and they are going to need the defense to be good here. Keshon Gilbert is averaging 13.9 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 29.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Cincinnati Competitive in the Last Game

Cincinnati in the last game faced off against Houston and they were competitive, but they still ended up losing 67-62. Dan Skillings Jr was the top player for Cincinnati putting up 13 points, three rebounds, and one assist. Cincinnati is averaging 76.3 points while thier defense is giving up 66.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 52nd in the league, and the defense is going to need to be good. Dan Skillings Jr.is averaging 12.2 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from behind the three point line. Cincinnati will take on UCF after this game.

Iowa State vs Cincinnati Betting Prediction

The Iowa State defense is going to lockdown again in this game and that is going to be the difference here. Iowa State’s defense is giving up only 62.1 points per game and they are going to step up in a big way here. Cincinnati’s defense is ranked 52nd in the league and they are also going to step up in a big way here. Look for both offenses to struggle here, and the under is going to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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