Iowa State vs Western Michigan Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, December 18, 2022

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The Iowa State Cyclones (8-2) welcome in the Western Michigan Broncos (3-7) after victories in seven home games in a row. It tips at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

The Cyclones face the Broncos in a game that Iowa State is currently a heavy favorite by 23.5 points. A 128.5-point over/under is set for the matchup.

Iowa State vs. Western Michigan Odds

Point Spread for Iowa State vs. Western Michigan

The spread for this matchup is set at 23.5 points, with bookmakers listing Iowa State as the favorite.

Iowa State vs. Western Michigan Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iowa State has -9231 odds to pick up the win, while Western Michigan is listed at +1900 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 128.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: Ames, Iowa
  • Arena: James H. Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Western Michigan Betting Trends

Iowa State has played 10 games, with six wins against the spread. The Cyclones have been named as the favorite five times this year and have yet to lose any of those games. Iowa State’s games this year have hit the over one time in eight opportunities (12.5%).

So far this year Western Michigan has one win against the spread. The Broncos have lost all five of the games they have been listed as the moneyline underdog this season. Western Michigan’s games this year have hit the over on three of eight set point totals (37.5%).

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Iowa State vs. Western Michigan Key Players to Watch

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes leads his squad in points per contest (14.2), and also averages 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists. At the other end, he averages 1.4 steals and 0.0 blocked shots. Aljaz Kunc leads his team in rebounds per game (6.2), and also averages 8.9 points and 2.2 assists. Defensively, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Tamin Lipsey posts a team-best 4.3 assists per game. He is also averaging 6.5 points and 2.6 rebounds, shooting 55.1% from the floor. Gabe Kalscheur is putting up 9.4 points, 1.8 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Western Michigan

Lamar Norman Jr. leads the Broncos in scoring (18.6 points per game) and assists (2.6), and produces 2.4 rebounds. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.0 blocked shots. Markeese Hastings is averaging a team-high 8.6 rebounds per contest. And he is delivering 6.9 points and 1.2 assists, making 47.5% of his shots from the floor. Titus Wright gets the Broncos 7.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game. He also puts up 0.2 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. The Broncos get 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game from Tafari Simms.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

The Cyclones have been led by their defense, as they rank eighth-best in the nation by allowing only 56.9 points per game. They rank 219th in college basketball in points scored (70.7 per contest). So far this season, Iowa State is averaging 31.9 rebounds per game (216th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 30.7 rebounds per contest (169th-ranked).

This season, Iowa State is draining 6.3 threes per game (284th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 32.0% (265th-ranked) from beyond the arc. With 6.6 threes conceded per game, the Cyclones rank 123rd in the nation. They are giving up a 29.6% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 58th in college basketball.

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What you need to know about the Western Michigan Broncos

At 70.5 points scored per game and 69.7 points allowed, the Broncos are 223rd in the country on offense and 208th on defense. Western Michigan is 53rd in the country in rebounds per game (36.0) and 16th-best in rebounds conceded (26.6).

At home the Broncos are scoring 74.5 points per game, 4.5 more than they are averaging away (70.0). In 2022-23, Western Michigan is 218th in the nation in 3-point makes (7.2 per game) and 249th in 3-point percentage (32.3%). The Broncos give up 8.5 3-pointers per game and concede 36.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 306th and 310th, respectively, in college basketball.

Iowa State vs. Western Michigan Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Iowa State, and we predict that Iowa State will cover the spread (Iowa State -23.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 128.5 points.

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How to bet Iowa State vs. Western Michigan

You can bet on Iowa State vs. Western Michigan at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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