Lindenwood vs Iowa State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/9/23

Iowa State Cyclones (1-0) vs Lindenwood Lions (0-1)

Game Info: Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 8:00 pm (James H. Hilton Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Iowa State Cyclones -31 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Lindenwood Lions and Iowa State Cyclones face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Hilton Coliseum. 

Lindenwood Faces Second Straight Tough Test

Lindenwood faced off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first game of the season and they looked awful. Lindenwood scored only 52 points while the defense gave up 84 points and that led to the defeat. In the first half, Lindenwood scored only 24 points and in the second half they didn’t look much better and that led to the defeat. Keenon Cole was the top player for Lindenwood putting up 14 points and four rebounds. Jeremiah Talton finished with 10 points and three rebounds. In this game if they want any chance to secure the victory, Lindenwood is going to need to find a way to get the offense going. 

Iowa State Looked Dominant in First Game

Iowa State faced off against Green Bay in the first game of the season, and they really dominated the game. The offense scored 85 points, but even more impressive was the defense, giving up only 44 points. If the defense can continue to step up like that all season, this could be a very good season for the Cyclones. Iowa State shot 47 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from deep. They also allowed Green Bay to only shoot 28.3 percent from behind the three point line. Iowa State used mostly a balanced attack, with four different players putting up at least 12 points. Milan Momcilovic finished with 18 points, seven rebounds, and one assist. 

Trends

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Lindenwood's last 6 games. Lindenwood are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Iowa State's last 11 games. Iowa State are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games.

Shane’s Free Pick

This is going to be another dominant victory for Iowa State. Iowa State scored 85 points in the first game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. This Lindenwood offense is going to have struggles scoring all season, and it’s not going to get any easier against the Iowa State defense. This is going to be a blowout victory by Iowa State here. Back Iowa State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick iowa State -31

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