Iowa State Cyclones vs. Florida A&M Rattlers - 12/31/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Florida A&M Rattlers at Iowa State Cyclones

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM (James H. Hilton Coliseum)

ISU -25-5 TOTAL 146


The Florida A&M Rattlers take on the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, Iowa, on Tuesday at the Hilton Coliseum. The Rattlers are coming off of a win over the Seattle Redhawks. The win snapped a nine-game losing streak and gave Florida A&M their first win of the entire season.

The Rattlers are 1-9 on the season, just securing their first victory of the season, but are still a terrible basketball team at the moment. Florida A&M has been tested as they've played very good teams like Seton Hall, USC, Kansas State, and Tennessee. The Rattlers did not manage a victory in any of these games, but they see what good teams do and how they operate. Maybe, they can take some of those skills and apply them to their team.

The Iowa State Cyclones are coming off of a dominating victory over Purdue Fort Wayne, right after they had just lost to the Iowa Hawkeyes in the game prior. 

The Iowa State Cyclones have one of the best offenses in the entire NCAA, just missing out on the top 25 as they are 26th best in points per game average in all of the NCAA. How the Cyclones generate so much offense is due to them spreading the ball and finding the open man as they are 22nd in the NCAA in assists per game.

Florida A&M is 7-3 ATS this season
The Rattlers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall.
Iowa State is 6-5 ATS this season
The Cyclones are 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

With a team that is so good on offense, and still better on defense, it's going to be far too much for the Florida A&M Panthers to deal with. Florida A&M is worse in almost every category than the Iowa State Cyclones. This will be another test before the Florida A&M Rattlers to see how a good basketball team operates and try to use those skills when they are eventually playing in conference play. Final Score Prediction, Iowa State Cyclones win 87-70.

Joshua’s Pick Iowa State -25.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.