2007-2008 Iowa State Cyclones NCAA Basketball Odds

NCAA basketball odds will be impacted this year in Iowa State games because lead guard and top scorer Mike Taylor was dismissed from the team.

Basketball odds will show that three other starters are back but Taylor will be missed.

NCAA basketball odds on Iowa State will be difficult to predict early as the Cyclones adjust to the loss of Taylor. The backcourt is going to be weak so the frontcourt will have to carry the team according to experts that bet NCAA basketball odds. Head coach Greg McDermott does have some talent upfront so NCAA basketball odds could get interesting on Iowa State.
Leading the way according to NCAA basketball odds will be Wesley Johnson who could turn into a star. Craig Brackins blocks a lot of shots and NCAA basketball odds experts believe he can get a lot better. Also up front for fans of basketball odds are senior Jiri Hubalek and Iowa transfer Alex Thompson. More depth is on hand at Iowa State according to NCAA basketball odds experts in sophomore forward Cory Johnson, defensive forward Rahshon Clark and red-shirt player Clayton Vette. The guards are weak but there is talent. The problem according to NCAA basketball odds experts is that they have no experience. Marcus Brister, Diante Garrett, Charles Boozer and Lucca Staiger will compete for playing time. Iowa State has potential according to those that look at NCAA basketball odds but how much potential depends upon the young guards.

NCAA basketball odds fans may remember that sophomore forward Wesley Johnson finished with 244 rebounds a year ago. He had 13 double-digit efforts on the boards. Johnson recorded 11 double-doubles in his debut season, second in the conference. Fans of basketball odds may remember that he was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie team. Experts that bet NCAA basketball odds may know that senior forward Rahshon Clark was the only Cyclone to start all 31 games last season. He has made 80 shots from 3-point range in his career, 10th on the ISU list. NCAA basketball odds information shows that senior center Jiri Hubalek scored in double-figures 14 times a year ago including two 20-point efforts in the final seven games. He finished the season second on the team in rebounding at 6.8 boards per game, placing him 10th in the Big 12. Basketball odds experts remember that Iowa State set a school-record a year ago with 203 shots made from beyond the arc.