Iowa looked great in the 2K Classic with wins over Oregon and UConn. The
Hawkeyes have predictably regressed since, and have started off Big Ten
play with a pair of losses including a blowout to Michigan State.
Iowa has gone over 4 of 4 off a loss, 10 of 11 vs winning teams and 4 of
5 vs Big 12 teams. Iowa St has gone over in 7 of 7 vs winning teams 4
of 4 on Thursdays and 15 of 20 against the BIG 10 Conference.
The Iowa State Cyclones are a legit contender in the Big 12 this season.
They have three newcomers this year who are all contributing in a big
way. Marial Shayok (19.4 PPG, 6.0 RPG), Michael Jacobson (16.8 PPG, 8.0
Iowa has been a miserable 2-6 ATS this season and has failed to cover
its last four games. Coming off of two tough losses against Wisconsin
and Michigan State, I expect the Hawkeyes to come out ready to beat
their intrastate rival.