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Take Iowa State Straight Up vs Cincinnati in NCAAB Picks

Teams in different spots in the Big 12 will battle for the first and only time this season when the No. 10 Iowa State Cyclones visit the Cincinnati Bearcats on Tuesday. The Cyclones have won their last two and will be looking to remain in contention for the Big 12 title while Cincinnati will be trying to bounce back from a loss and get out of the bottom half of the conference. Iowa State recently entered the top 10, but college basketball lines still have the Bearcats favored at home by 1.5. However, the Cyclones should still be able to come out on top.


Take Iowa State Straight Up vs Cincinnati in NCAAB Picks
Take Iowa State Straight Up vs Cincinnati in NCAAB Picks

Iowa State vs Cincinnati Game Information

  1. Game: Iowa State (18-5, 7-3 Big 12) vs Cincinnati (15-8, 4-6)
  2. Location: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH
  3. Day/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. ET
  4. Iowa State vs Cincinnati Live Stream: TBS.com


The Iowa State Cyclones will look to extend their win streak to three when they visit the Cincinnati Bearcats on Tuesday at Fifth Third Arena. College basketball spreads slightly favor the Bearcats by 1.5, with the sportsbook setting the total at 137 points.


Iowa State vs Cincinnati Odds and Spreads


  1. The Bearcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5.
  2. The Bearcats are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games.
  3. Iowa State has a 15-7-0 record against the spread this season.
  4. Cincinnati has a 12-10-0 record ATS this year.
  5. Iowa State is 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall in its last 10 games.
  6. Iowa State has covered six times in nine games with a spread in conference action this year.
  7. This season, Cincinnati has won 12 out of the 16 games, or 75%, in which it has been favored.
  8. Cincinnati has a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall over its last 10 contests.


Iowa State vs Cincinnati Moneyline Pick: Iowa State (+110)

The Bearcats may have home-court advantage in the matchup, but being on the road hasn’t fazed the Cyclones much recently.

Iowa State has won two of its last three road games, nearly winning all three if not for getting a shot off a half-second too late against Baylor to fall by two. The Cyclones have a top-10 defense in the nation, keeping teams to 62.1 points a game, but their offense has stepped up as well, averaging 70.3 points in their last three road games and 73.2 in their last five overall.

Cincinnati’s offense, meanwhile, has continued to struggle, eclipsing 70 points just once in its last five games while averaging 67.8 points in that time. The Bearcats had a tough time scoring on Houston at home in their last game out, managing just 62 points on 37.3% shooting, and with Iowa State bringing another lockdown defense into Fifth Third, they’re likely to have another long night.

Though Cincinnati’s defense has been dependable, giving up 66.8 points a game to help it earn some good wins, with the Cyclones starting to put it together offensively, it should be enough to grab another win on the road.


Iowa State vs Cincinnati Player Prop Pick: Tamin Lipsey to Have 4+ Assists and Iowa State to Win (+154)

Although you could take the over on Lipsey’s 4.5 assist mark as well, there’s more value in taking him with a player performance double performance and betting Iowa State to win as well. Lipsey has been one of the top playmakers and facilitators for the Cyclones all season, averaging 13.2 points and 5.6 assists, and that shouldn’t slow down as they look to get another big win on the road.

Lipsey leads Iowa State in assists, and he has had four or more assists in six of his last seven games. He keeps that facilitation going on the road as well, averaging 5.1 assists in seven road games, and with Iowa State’s offense continuing to improve, it should be able to pick up the win over the Bearcats.


Iowa State vs Cincinnati Prediction

Iowa State 68, Cincinnati 64



Questions Of The Day

Who leads the Bearcats in scoring?

Dan Skillings Jr. leads Cincinnati in scoring, averaging 12.2 points.

Will the game go over the 136-point total from the sportsbook?

With a couple of top defenses facing off, the game should stay under the total.


The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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