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Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones Betting Preview – Dec 7th

In College Basketball on Thursday, the Iowa Hawkeyes are on the road at the Iowa State Cyclones. Iowa comes into the game with a 5-3 record. The Hawkeyes are coming off a tough loss on the road at Purdue in their last affair.

For Iowa State, they come into the game with a 6-2 mark. The Cyclones are coming off a win at DePaul on Friday. The Iowa State Cyclones are -7 in this game at home. The total for this affair is all the way up to 158.5 points.

Iowa Hawkeyes 2023-2024 Season

Iowa is 5-3 on the season, but their three losses have come to solid basketball programs. They lost at Creighton, to Oklahoma and then Purdue. The Hawkeyes are scoring 87.9 points per game, which ranks 12th in all of College Basketball. Iowa is also sharing the ball well, with 18.5 assists per game.

In the win over Arkansas State last month, Ben Krikke scored 25 points in the game. The win over Alabama State saw Patrick McCaffrey score 22 and Payton Sandfort 17, with 12 rebounds. The leading scorer for the Hawkeyes is Krikke, with 18.4 per game.

 The Iowa Hawkeyes will turn around and play a Big Ten affair on Sunday. They will welcome Michigan to town for their second conference game of the season. The Hawkeyes then will host Florida A+M, UMBC and Northern Illinois all before the start of the New Year.

Iowa State Cyclones 2023-2024 Season

Iowa State is in search of their fifth straight win at home. The Cyclones four home wins this season came over Green Bay, Lindenwood, Idaho State and Grambling. The Cyclones have now played four straight games away from home.

The Cyclones are scoring 82.9 points per game, and allowing teams to score under 59 per game. The Cyclones top scorer this season has been guard Tamin Lipsey. He is scoring 15.1 points per game, and adding 6.2 assists as well. Iowa State’s second leading scorer is guard Keshon Gilbert, with 14.8 points per game.

The Cyclones have four more remaining home games before the New Year. All four games are winnable games for Iowa State. They will host Prairie View A+M, Florida A+M, Eastern Illinois and New Hampshire. The Cyclones start conference play January 6th, at Oklahoma.

Hawkeyes Shock Cyclones in Ames

The number of nearly 8 points seems to be too many for this rivalry game. Iowa has not been very good yet this season, but this is a game they are going to step up for. Do not be surprised if the Big Ten’s Hawkeyes win this game straight up on the road.

For betting sakes though, we are going to take the Iowa Hawkeyes. Take Iowa +7 over Iowa State in a big state rivalry on Thursday night. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your College Basketball betting for not only this game, but all the games, all weekend!

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