Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Wildcats versus the Cyclones? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA. This Big 12 conference matchup has an over/under of 134.5 points, and Iowa State is favored to win by -7.5 at home vs. Kansas State.

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS VS IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kansas State Wildcats +7.5

This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.

WHY BET THE KANSAS STATE WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cyclones.
  • Even though we have Iowa State winning straight-up, we like Kansas State at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Kansas State Win on the Road?

Despite being the underdog, Kansas State has played well on the road this season, going 4-2. Their average scoring margin on the road is +5.3, compared to +8.5 at home. They are coming off a 70-66 win over Oklahoma State, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five road games.

Overall, the Wildcats are 14-4 this season and 3-1 in Big 12 action. They have been the underdog in six games, going 3-3 in those matchups. Kansas State has been the favorite in 11 games, and they have gone 10-1 in those contests.

When looking at Kansas State’s ATS record this season, they are currently 9-8. On the road, they have been even better, going 5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 3 road games, the Wildcats are a perfect 3-0 ATS. As the underdog, Kansas State has gone 4-2 vs. the spread this season.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kansas State games is 8-9. Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 128 points and in their last 10 games, their OU record is 2-8.

The Kansas State offense is coming off a game where they scored 70 points against Oklahoma State. They posted a field goal percentage of 52.1% and connected on 8 threes. Cam Carter is leading the team in scoring at 16.6 points per contest. Tylor Perry has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.9 going into the game.

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 68th in the country at 67.3 points per contest. So far, the Kansas State defense is giving up an average of 10.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.1 times per game (692nd).

Is a Home Win Possible for Iowa State?

After their 73-72 win over TCU, Iowa State comes into this game with a 14-4 record, including a 3-2 mark in Big 12 play. At home, the Cyclones are 11-1 this season, and they have won their last seven games at Hilton Coliseum.

On the year, Iowa State has been favored in 14 of their 18 games, going 12-2 in those contests. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of +30.6 points per game at home compared to -1.3 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Iowa State has gone 9-4-1 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 9-2-1. Over their last three home games, the Cyclones are 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Iowa State’s games this season (138). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 137 points.

In contrast to their season average of 80.7 points per game, the Iowa State had a below average performance. They scored 73 points against TCU and had a field goal percentage of 46.8%. Offensively, the Cyclones have a season long field goal percentage of 48%, which is 50th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 185th in percentage and 293rd in three-pointers made.

Iowa State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 6th nationally, with 60.7 points allowed per game. Against TCU in their most recent game, the Iowa State defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing TCU to hit 50% of their shots.