15* CBB Saturday No-Doubt Rout on Iowa State -3
Baylor vs. Iowa State,
02/02/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 71 - 79
Point Spread: -3/-116 Iowa State
The Iowa State Cyclones are showing awesome value as only a 3-point home favorite over the Baylor Bears Saturday. It needs this win for its tournament resume, and I believe it goes out and gets it in blowout fashion.
Iowa State's only losses have come on the road this season, including heartbreaking road defeats in Big 12 play to Oklahoma State (76-78), Texas Tech (51-56) and Kansas (89-97, OT).
The good news is that the Cyclones return home Saturday where they are a perfect 11-0 on the season, outscoring opponents by a whopping 20.8 points/game. In fact, dating back to last season they are riding an 18-game home winning streak, and they are 27-2 inside Hilton Coliseum over the last two seasons.
While ISU's home record this season is a great reason to back them, it's not the most important. My biggest reason for backing the Cyclones Saturday is the fact that they are a perfect 10-0 at home against Baylor all-time. That's right, they have never lost in Ames to the Bears folks. Roll with Iowa State Saturday.