Eastern Illinois at Iowa State 12/21/18 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:16 AM ET

Eastern Illinois at Iowa State 12/21/18 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions

Eastern Illinois is a team that has not really shown up big on the road as they are sitting under the five hundred mark. However, overall Eastern Illinois has been able to play decent on the season with the overall record being 1 over the five hundred mark. The last game out was a win for the Panthers as they were able to beat Bradley in a close battle that seen the Panthers take the lead and secure the game on a dunk by Rade Kukobat.

The leading scorer for the Panthers on the year has been Josiah Wallace with 14.8 points a game in 31.9 minutes. Shareef Smith has been able to get 3.1 assist a game. Kukobat has pulled down the boards for the Panthers with 5.9 a game. Iowa State has been sailing on the year so far with quite a few wins against teams that have been across the boards. The couple of losses the Cyclones have had on the year came on the road, but also one of those losses came against the ranked rival in Iowa. So the Cyclones are definitely playing some great basketball on the season so far.

The Cyclones have relied on Marial Shayok to do most of the scoring with 19.8 points a game, but has played only 30.9 minutes a game. Tyrese Haliburton has been able to get 4.4 assist a game, but cleaning up the glass has fallen to Michael Jacobson who has pulled down 6.5 boards per game.

The Cyclones have been playing really well on the year so far and the offense is fairly well balanced with the defense. The losses the Cyclones have had, came against some of the best teams in the country, but still they were losses. The Cyclones will be able to shut down Wallace in this game and that will make a difference here as he is the leader for the Panthers. Look for the Cyclones to win this game. Final Score Prediction, Iowa State Cyclones win, but do not cover ATS 76-62.

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