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Iowa vs Iowa State Plugs Prediction - College Basketball Picks 12/7/23

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- Iowa State Cyclones (6-2) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (5-3)

- Game Info: Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm (James H. Hilton Coliseum)

📊 Betting Odds: Iowa State Cyclones -6.5 / Iowa Hawkeyes +6.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5

The SV Game Preview

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  • This should be the game of the night in College Hoops! We have The Iowa Hawkeyes taking on the Iowa State Cyclones at the James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. Iowa has won two of their last three games, while Iowa State has dropped two of their last three. Let’s deep dive into this matchup and see if we can come up with a winning prediction for this game! Keep reading and I will meet you at the window after the game!

The Iowa Preview

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  • The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this game sitting at 5-3 this year after they just took a loss to Purdue by a score of 87-68 in their last game. Iowa only scored 24 points in the first half, but they did play better in the second half, but still took the loss. The Hawkeyes shot 38.5% from the field and were -6 in rebounding margin in that game. We did see Iowa beat North Florida and Seton Hall in the two games prior to that Purdue game, but lost to Oklahoma before that. The Hawkeyes are scoring over 87 points per game, but their defense is allowing 77 points per game this year. Ben Krikke is averaging 18.4 points per game with 4.9 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per game for Iowa. The Hawkeyes are shooting 48% from the field, 76.4% on free throws, and 35.3% on three pointers this season. Can we see a better start from the Hawkeyes in this game or will they play catch up again tonight!?

The Iowa State Preview

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  • The Iowa State Cyclones are sitting at 6-2 this season after they just beat up on DePaul by a score of 99-80 in their last game. Iowa State led 41-37 at the half and they were able to score 58 points in the second half for the dominate win. The Cyclones looked really good on both sides of the court in that game, shooting 56.5% from the field and they forced 17 turnovers against Depaul. We did see Iowa State loss their previous two games to Texas A&M by a score of 73-69 and Virginia Tech by a score of 71-62. Iowa State is scoring over 82 points per game and their defense is only giving up 58 points per game this season. Tamin Lipsey is averaging 15.1 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, and 6.3 assists per game for Iowa State. Iowa State will open its five-game home stand with this game tonight and I'm sure they want to set the tone with a big win over The Hawkeyes. After tonight's game, the Cyclones have home games against Prairie View, Florida A&M, Eastern Illinois and New Hampshire! Can they start their home stand off on the right foot!?

The Plugs Prediction

💎 IOWA HAWKEYES +7.5 -115 ( 1u )

  • This is going to be a great game and will be fun to watch! Iowa comes into this game after winning two of their last three games, but they were just blown out by Purdue in their last game. I'm sure they want that taste out their mouth and they have a opportunity to write that wrong tonight! This Hawkeyes squad is scoring over 87 points per game and they are shooting 48% from the field. Iowa State defeated a bad DePaul team in their last game, not very impressive and they played three very close games prior to that. Dont get me wrong, this Cyclones team is a very solid offensive team, their defense has been great this year as well and you can't under estimate these boys. This defense that Iowa State has is only allowing 58 points per game, but latly they have allowed 80, 73, and 71 in their last three game. I think this is going to be a great game and I really wouldn’t be surprised if Iowa won this game outright tonight, so we will take the points with the Hawkeyes and enjoy this game

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