We’ve got another exciting Big 12 matchup on the college basketball schedule as the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Iowa State Cyclones are set to tip at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Fifth Third Arena. Cincinnati is 15-8 overall and 12-3 at home, while Iowa State is 18-5 overall and 3-3 on the road. This will be the first time these newly-minted conference foes have played since a home-and-home series in 2015 and 2015.
However, Iowa State has been the more effective team against the spread this season, going 16-7 against the number while Cincinnati is 12-11. The Bearcats are favored by 1.5 points in the latest Cincinnati vs. Iowa State odds and the over/under is 136.5 points. Before entering any Iowa State vs. Cincinnati picks, you’ll want to see the NCAA Basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 15 of the 2023-24 season on a 131-88 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,500 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 24-12 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.
The model has set its sights on Iowa State vs. Cincinnati. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball betting lines for the game:
- Cincinnati vs. Iowa State spread: Cincinnati -1.5
- Cincinnati vs. Iowa State over/under: 136.5 points
- Cincinnati vs. Iowa State money line: Cincinnati -125, Iowa State +104
- Cincinnati vs. Iowa State picks: See picks here
What you need to know about Cincinnati
Last Saturday, the Bearcats couldn’t handle the Houston Cougars and fell 67-62. John Newman III dropped a double-double on 10 points and 10 rebounds while Dan Skillings Jr. scored a team-high 13 points off the bench in the loss. However, the Bearcats shot just 37.3% from the floor as a team.
Cincinnati has lost four of its last six games and shot less than 40% from the floor in each of those losses. That continues to be an important threshold for the program, as six of the eight losses the Bearcats have suffered have come in games where the team failed to shoot 40% from the field.
What you need to know about Iowa State
Meanwhile, the Cyclones beat the TCU Horned Frogs 71-59 on Saturday. Multiple players turned in solid performances, including Curtis Jones, who scored 13 points to go along with two steals off the bench. Tre King led the team with 15 points on the night and Keshon Gilbert had 13 points and seven assists.
Iowa State shot 50% from the floor as a team and assisted on 20 of its 24 made field goals. It was a season-high in assists-to-FGM. The Cyclones have now won five of their last six games and enter Tuesday’s battle sitting second in the Big 12 standings at 7-3 in league play. Cincinnati is 11th at 4-6.
How to make Cincinnati vs. Iowa State picks
The model has simulated Cincinnati vs. Iowa State 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Iowa State vs. Cincinnati, and which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is on a 131-88 roll on its top-ranked college basketball picks, and find out.