Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12-8-22

Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The #20 Iowa State Cyclones will meet with the Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAAB action in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, IA, on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET.


To start the year, Iowa State rolled to three easy victories over IUPUI, North Carolina A&T, and Milwaukee. In the Phil Knight Invitational, the Cyclones added two impressive victories over Villanova and then-No. 1 North Carolina.


They were unable to win the tournament’s championship game, losing to then-No. 20 UConn in a 71-53 decision. After that, Iowa State was successful in getting back on track, defeating St. John’s and North Dakota by significant margins.


Jaren Holmes, a senior guard, is their captain and averages 14.8 points and 3.4 assists per game. Senior center Osun Osunniyi is in double figures with 10.0 points, while senior guard Caleb Grill is contributing 10.5 points and 4.1 rebounds.


Osunniyi played his first four seasons of professional basketball with St. Bonaventure, where he averaged 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.


Just 31.8% of its 3-point attempts (No. 242) and 50.0% of its 2-point attempts are made by Iowa State, which will be looking to increase those percentages (No. 181).


  • The total went UNDER in 11 of Iowa State’s last 12 outings. 
  • The Cyclones are 7-1 SU in their last 8 matches. 
  • The Iowa State Cyclones are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Iowa.

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Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes Predictions 12/8/2022


On Thursday night, Iowa will be looking to add a significant non-conference victory to its record. In their first five matches of the season, the Hawkeyes went 5-0, defeating Seton Hall and Clemson.


They suffered defeats to No. 15 Duke and TCU, losing two of their 3 matches. In those 3 matches, they only managed to win once, an 81-65 rout of Georgia Tech last week.


In the Jimmy V Classic matchup versus Duke on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, they trailed for almost the entire game.


The Hawkeyes continue to have impressive offensive statistics going into this game, ranking sixth in the nation in adjusted efficiency. They are getting a lot of offensive rebounds and have the lowest turnover rate in the nation.


They are only succeeding on 33.0% of their three-point attempts, which is 199th nationally. They will be put to the test against an Iowa State defense that is No. 20 in defensive field goal percentage and tops the nation in turnover rate.


  • The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 matches. 
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Iowa’s previous 6 meetings.
  • The Hawkeyes are 15-4 SU in their last 19 matches.

#20 Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa State’s offense may not have the firepower to keep up with Iowa on Thursday night, despite their excellent defense.


They hit less than 32% of their 3-point attempts, and they are unlikely to increase those percentages in a road rivalry game.


The turnover-prone defense of Iowa State won’t be enough to stop one of college basketball’s finest offenses, Iowa. In the last six encounters between these teams, the Hawkeyes triumphed four times, and in the previous seven games, they only suffered one loss against the spread.


Additionally, they covered the spread in six consecutive matches played at home because their offense is even more lethal there. The Iowa Hawkeyes will win to a predicted score of 74-70.


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Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, IA


Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022




NCAAB Odds: Iowa State Cyclones +4.5


NCAAB Totals: 140.5


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