Iowa State vs Houston Prediction NCAAB Picks 1/9

Iowa State vs Houston Prediction NCAAB Picks 1/9

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Houston Cougars vs. Iowa State Cyclones: Clash of the Titans

Get ready for an intense showdown as the undefeated No. 14 Houston Cougars (14-0, 1-0 CONF) take on the formidable Iowa State Cyclones (11-3, 0-1 CONF) on January 9, 2024, at 5:00 PM in the historic James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN2.

 

Team Reviews

Houston Cougars (14-0)

The Houston Cougars have been on an impressive winning streak, showcasing their dominance with a 14-0 record. Led by the scoring prowess of L.J. Cryer, who averages 17.1 points per game, the Cougars are a force to be reckoned with. Their strong defense and offensive efficiency have propelled them to the top of the standings.

Last 5 Games:

  • vs WVU: W89-55
  • vs PENN: W81-42
  • vs TXST: W72-37
  • vs TA&M: W70-66
  • vs JKST: W89-55

Iowa State Cyclones (11-3)

The Iowa State Cyclones, with an 11-3 record, boast a strong offensive lineup led by T. Lipsey, averaging 14.7 points per game. Despite a recent loss, the Cyclones have shown their ability to score at will. With a well-rounded game, they look to bounce back against the undefeated Cougars.

Last 5 Games:

  • @ OU: L71-63
  • vs UNH: W85-70
  • vs EIU: W80-48
  • vs FAMU: W96-58
  • vs PV: W107-56

 

Houston vs Iowa State Odds

Team Spread Total Moneyline
Houston Cougars -3.5 (-110) o131.5 (-115) -170
Iowa State Cyclones +3.5 (-110) u131.5 (-105) +145

 

 

Prediction

This matchup promises to be a battle of defensive prowess as both the Houston Cougars and Iowa State Cyclones have demonstrated exceptional defensive skills throughout the season. With an Over/Under set at 131.5 points, the focus is likely to be on tight defense and strategic plays.

Considering the defensive strengths of both teams and their ability to limit opponents' scoring opportunities, the Under of 131.5 points stands out as a solid pick. Expect a closely contested game with defensive strategies dictating the pace, making the under a smart choice for this matchup.

 

Pick: Under 131.5 (-105)

 

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