Picks & Predictions: Houston vs Iowa St 1/9/2024

Picks & Predictions: Houston vs Iowa St 1/9/2024

January 9, 2024


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Two Big 12 rivals square off against each other at Hawkeye State in a major NCAA basketball clash. The Iowa State Cyclones will host the 2nd ranked Houston Cougars on Tuesday evening. In their most recent game, Houston maintained their winning streak by smashing West Virginia 89-55 at home on Saturday afternoon. In their previous game on Saturday evening, Iowa State lost 71-63 away on the road against No.11 Oklahoma.


Before they entered conference play, the Cyclones were winning six straight games and looking good. They play three games against Top 20 foes in their initial 4 Big 12 schedule. Thanks to 84.6 points per match, they are fourth in the league. They have also shot 36.7% from the line for three points and 49.9% from the floor. The Iowa State shooting team is averaging 13.6 free throws and 7 three-pointers per contest. Their 1.75 assist-to-turnover ratio is 9th in the country, and their 10.6 turnovers per match are 3rd fewest in the conference. With their sixth-best defensive rating in the nation, the Cyclones rank second within the conference and surrender 59.9 points per contest.



The Cougars’ victory on Saturday kept them as the only undefeated team across Division 1 basketball. Their defense has been outstanding lately, allowing opponents to score only 44.7 points per contest in their last three games. They do, however, boast the greatest scoring defense within the nation, giving up a pitiful 49.8 points per match while their opponents shoot 26.4% and 34.3% from beyond the arc, respectively. In addition, teams have shot 11.6 free throws and only 5.4 three pointers on average while facing Houston’s defense. Along with 11.1 thefts, 5.6 blocks, as well as a +8.7 rebound differential per match, they rank 3rd among the Big 12 via 41.1 boards per game.


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Houston vs Iowa St Game Information

  • Date: 01/09/2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM ET
  • Location: Hilton Coliseum.
  • How to Watch Houston vs Iowa St: ESPN2
  • Live Stream: CBS.com


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