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Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 9:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Seton Hall Pirates vs. Iowa State Cyclones

Where: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA

When: Sunday, December 8, 8:00 PM. ET.

The Iowa State Cyclones will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Sunday night.

Pirates Going For Third Consecutive Win

The Pirates are playing well at the moment, winning their last two games and four of their last five games. They will be trying to keep the momentum going by picking up their third win in a row and fifth win in their last six games when they face the Cyclones on Sunday.

Seton Hall took the first meeting between the two teams last week when they met in the Battle 4 Atlantis. A win on Sunday will give them their second consecutive win over the Cyclones.

The Pirates have played well offensively, averaging 82 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range. They scored 84 points against the Cyclones in their last game and will need another solid effort on Sunday.

Myles Powell led the way for the Pirates with 24 points and four rebounds. Sandro Mamukelashvili finished with 18 points and six rebounds, while Quincy McKnight added 12 points, three rebounds, five assists, and three steals for the Pirates.

Seton Hall has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 65.5 points per game. The team gave up 76 points in their last game and will need to do a much better job on defense if they want to leave Iowa with the win.

Cyclones Going For Third Win In Five Games

The Cyclones managed to bounce back from their loss to Seton Hall with a win over Kansas City in their last game. They will be trying to pick up their second win in a row and third win in their last five games when they play their rematch with the Pirates.

Iowa State has played well offensively, averaging 82.8 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range. They finished with 79 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well offensively to have a chance in this game.

Tyrese Haliburton led the team with 19 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. Michael Jacobson finished with 19 points and five rebounds, while Rasir Bolton added 19 points and two rebounds for the Cyclones who finished with four players scoring in double figures.

The Cyclones have been inconsistent defensively, giving up 71 points per game. They played well in their last game, giving up 61 points in the win and will need a similar effort on Sunday to beat the Pirates.

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The Pirates and Cyclones are off to good starts this year because they have both played well offensively, averaging 82 points and 82.8 points per game respectively. However, Seton Hall has the edge defensively, holding opponents to 65.5 points per game while the Cyclones are giving up 71 points per game. The Pirates also do a better job rebounding the ball, with a 39.3 to 35.8 rebounds per game advantage and will have more second-chance scoring opportunities in this game. The defensive and rebounding advantage paid off for the Pirates when they defeated the Cyclones in the Battle 4 Atlantis after outrebounding the Cyclones by 11, and it will help them pick up the win when they play on Sunday.

Prediction: Seton Hall Pirates

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The Pirates are averaging 82 points per game, while the Cyclones average 82.8 points per game. Even though the Pirates are a good defensive team that holds opponents to 65.5 points per game, they had a tough time keeping Iowa State’s offense in check, giving up 76 points in the win. The first game was played at a neutral site, but this time around, the Cyclones are at home and should do a better job shooting the ball. The Cyclones are giving up 71 points per game, but they have been inconsistent defensively in their last four games, giving up 79.2 points per game. If they continue to play the way they have in their last four games, the Pirates will go over 80 points in this game. With the two teams playing over the total in their first game, the over makes the most sense here.

Prediction: Over

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The Cyclones will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Pirates in the first half of their last three games, averaging 40.3 points per game while the Pirates average 35.3 points per game.

Prediction: Iowa State Cyclones

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The Cyclones and Pirates are averaging 75.6 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.