The Iowa State Cyclones (7-2) and the UNI Panthers (8-2) clash at Wells Fargo Arena. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
UNI Panthers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Odds Preview
In the Panthers last matchup, they easily got past the Dubuque Spartans, 80-47. With 11 points, UNI’s Wyatt Lohaus put together a solid outing. The Panthers had a much better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.030) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.589 vs. 0.336).
The Cyclones come in on a high note after dismantling the Alcorn State Braves in their last outing, 78-58. Cameron Lard fueled Iowa State with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Iowa State dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.234 (above their season average of 0.224) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 56.4 (above their season average of 25.9). For those same stats, Alcorn State was 0.071 and 21.2, respectively.
Getting to the line might be few and far between for Iowa State in this contest. The Cyclones rank 236th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.200, while UNI ranks 23rd in FTA rate allowed (0.174) since last season.
UNI Panthers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – UNI, ATS Winner – UNI, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Panthers rank 24th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Cyclones rank 91st (3.4).
- Iowa State ranks 93rd in rebounds per game (35.4) while UNI ranks 257th (31.9).
- The Panthers average 23.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 95th in the nation. The Cyclones rank 243rd in three pointers allowed per game (23.0).
- Iowa State ranks 115th in assists per game (15.5) while UNI ranks 252nd (10.2).