Drake at Iowa State 12/15/18 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:14 AM ET

The Drake Bulldogs visit the Well Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday to play the Iowa State Cyclones. Drake keeps winning as the Bulldogs improved to 6-1 following a 75-61 win over Milwaukee on Thursday night. The Bulldogs were led by Nick McGlynn who combined with Nick Gordon to score 29 points. The win was Drake’s fifth straight after losing its only game thus far to Colorado.

Iowa State has won its share of game early improving to 8-2 on the season following a 101-65 rout of Southern. The Cyclones were led by Tyrese Haliburton who set a new school record for assists with 17. Marial Shayok scored 26 points, with 20 coming during the decisive second half. Iowa State bounced back well from its second loss of the season to Iowa last week. Nick Norton leads the Bulldogs in scoring and assists with averages of 15.0 points and 6.3 assists per game. Two other players are averaging in double figures in scoring. Nick McGlynn is leading the Bulldogs in rebounds with an average of 7.7 per game. Drake is shooting 46.4% from the field and 34.9% from 3-point territory.

Marial Shayok leads Iowa State in scoring with an average of 20.0 points per game. Michael Jacobson is the third leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Nick Babb leads Iowa State in assists with an average of 4.1 per game. Iowa State is shooting 49.0% from the field and 34.0% from 3-point territory.

Iowa State has faced a much tougher schedule to start the season and has seen much success. The Cyclones have covered the number in 5 of the last 6 played on neutral courts and 4 of the last 6 overall. Iowa State has covered 11 of its last 16 played on Saturday. Iowa State has lost to just Arizona and Iowa by 5 points and 12 points respectively. Final Score Prediction, Iowa State Cyclones win and cover ATS 83-67 .

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