Cyclones vs. Hawkeyes prediction thread

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Ian Pike Hammer, Dec 4, 2018.


Who wins and by how much?

  1. Iowa St, by 10 or more

    16 vote(s)
  2. Iowa St, by10 or less

    11 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Ian Pike Hammer

    Ian Pike Hammer Well-Known Member

    'nuff said
  2. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

    Iowa by 3.
  3. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Who does ISU not have playing and how good are they?
  4. HawksMN

    HawksMN Well-Known Member

    No Wigginton....still might not be enough.
  5. Stanzi

    Stanzi Well-Known Member

    They won't have Wigginton, but they do have Lard and Talley back. Lard was expected to be a starter. Not sure if Talley was expected to be a starter but he was expected to see a lot of minutes.
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  6. Stanzi

    Stanzi Well-Known Member

    Friendly, but no way Iowa wins, or even keeps it close.
  7. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

  8. Stanzi

    Stanzi Well-Known Member

    Agree to disagree. We got abused on the road against MSU. Same thing is going to happen against ISU even though we're at home.
  9. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Agree to disagree.

    Basketball is not static.
    Score & game comparison are futile attempts.
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  10. neverahawk

    neverahawk Active Member

    Hate coming to the board and rarely post. Just get tired of all the Debbie Downers. Iowa wins this emotional game by 7-10 closing it out at the line. This is a game where each team plays up or down to the competition and is not indicative of the rest of year. Carver should be worth 10 points.
    Husky28, Ree4 and Cableman like this.
  11. Oldmanhawk

    Oldmanhawk Active Member

    Lol...No gym is the country is worth 10pts...none...Let alone Carver. Carver might be worth 2-3pts with Vegas.
  12. Ian Pike Hammer

    Ian Pike Hammer Well-Known Member

    wanna bet? :p

    STILLBUSTER Well-Known Member

    Big, productive Guards = Bad for Iowa
    No JoeW = more Moss and Dailey = more perimeter Frantic ball & poor D.
    If Tyler Cook takes a single jump shot, it's over. If Tyler Cook attacks, it'll be a game.
    Winnable game if get Jacobson and Lard in foul trouble and play disciplined zone.

    Key guys for W: Garza & Cook go for 30 / 20; Baer has a Pitt performance; JoBo hits 4 or more 3's

    Short of this, ISU 78 - Iowa 70.
    DDThompson likes this.
  14. 99topdawg

    99topdawg Well-Known Member

    83-78 bad guys.
  15. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

    We disagree. No biggie.
  16. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen or heard a thing about iswho bb this season, so i really have no take. But it seems that Iowa is not playing well at the moment. Therefore, I will just be a big homer and take the Washed Up Walk Ons way: Hawks by a friggin million.
  17. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Legit take and conclusion. Save TC taking a single jump shot.
  18. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

    My honest take on Iowa's season so far - I thought Iowa would lose at least 2 or 3 noncon games. Even if they lose to ISU, I think you have to look at it as a successful noncon.

    For ISU, they've looked good. However, I have real questions about the quality of teams they've played so far and they are going to have a very young backcourt playing in their first road game.

    Iowa does not suck. And it's tough to beat teams that don't suck on the road in college basketball.
    Husky28 likes this.
  19. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    Iowa State has better players and a better coach. That doesn't mean they automatically win, but I like their odds.
    smitharooney likes this.
  20. JG10Hawk

    JG10Hawk Well-Known Member

    For those interested.

    Kenpom/Sagarin Composite Comparison:


    Kenpom Comparison:


    Note that NET is through Sundays games as it hasn't been updated yet.

    • Iowa has played the tougher schedule thus far.
    • Both teams have been efficient on offense.
    • Iowa State has been better on defense.
    • Iowa plays a bit faster paced.
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