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Iowa vs. Iowa State odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Dec. 9 prediction from proven computer model

The Iowa Hawkeyes will take on the No. 17 Iowa State Cyclones at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State is 8-0 overall and 5-0 at home, while the Hawkeyes are 7-2 overall and 1-1 on the road. These in-state rivals play annually and Iowa has won the last three meetings.

The Hawkeyes are favored by 5.5 points in the latest Iowa State vs. Iowa odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 150.5. Before entering any Iowa vs. Iowa State picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Iowa State vs. Iowa. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Iowa State vs. Iowa:

  • Iowa vs. Iowa State spread: Iowa State +5.5
  • Iowa vs. Iowa State over-under: 150 points

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What you need to know about Iowa State

Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Iowa State beat the Creighton Bluejays 64-58 on Saturday. Of Iowa State’s eight wins, this was just the second that came by single-digits. The Cyclones’ guard Caleb Grill was the team’s leading scorer, picking up 16 points off the bench.

The Cyclones are led by senior guard Izaiah Brockington who began his college career at St. Bonaventure, then spent three years at Penn State and is now in his first year at Iowa State. Brockington ranks fifth in the Big 12 with 16 points per game and ranks second in the conference with 7.5 rebounds per game. He’s gone 1-2 in his career vs. Iowa and averaged 11.3 PPG in those contests.

What you need to know about Iowa

Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for Iowa as it fell 87-83 to the Illinois Fighting Illini on Monday. That makes it the first time this season Iowa has let down its home crowd. Four players on Iowa scored in the double digits: forward Keegan Murray (19), guard Tony Perkins (16), forward Patrick McCaffery (12), and guard Ahron Ulis (11).

Iowa has one of the best offenses in the nation, ranking second in offensive efficiency and fourth in points per game. Twin brothers Keegan and Kris Murray are among the team’s top three scorers as Keegan leads the team with 23.9 PPG while Kris averages 11.3 PPG which ranks third. Second on the team is the coach’s son, as McCaffery is the son of coach Fran McCaffery and the younger McCaffery puts up 12 points per game.

How to make Iowa vs. Iowa State picks

The model has simulated Iowa vs. Iowa State 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Iowa vs. Iowa State? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned over $2,200 on its college basketball picks the last five-plus years, and find out.

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