15* Big 12 PLAY OF THE DAY on Iowa State PK
Kansas State vs. Iowa State,
01/31/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 70 - 72
Point Spread: 0/-110 Iowa State
The Iowa State Cyclones remain one of the most underrated teams in the country. That is clearly evident by this line tonight. I was on Iowa State as my 25* Big 12 GAME OF THE YEAR when they knocked off Kansas 72-64 as a 6-point underdog on Saturday. I'm on them once again Tuesday as they're undervalued again.
ISU is 15-6 on the season. They have shown that they are for real in conference play, going 5-3 with all three of their losses coming by 9 points or less. Two of those losses were at Kansas and at Texas, while the other was at home against the best team in the Big 12 in the Missouri Tigers.
Kansas State is 15-5 this season, but they have struggled in conference play a bit. The Wildcats are 4-4 in Big 12 action, losing twice to unranked Oklahoma. ISU lost both meetings with Kansas State last year, including a 1-point setback at home. I look for the Cyclones to really want revenge, and they'll get it with a much-improved team from a year ago.
The Wildcats are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games versus teams who are called for 17 or less fouls/game. The Cyclones are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 versus good rebounding teams - outrebounding opponents by 4+ per game. ISU is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings with Kansas State. K-State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. These four trends make for a perfect 22-0 system backing the Cyclones. Take Iowa State Tuesday.