Planning on watching today’s Wildcats and Cyclones game? Catch the action at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO, as the Cyclones hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN2. This Big 12 conference matchup has an over/under of 132.5 points, and Iowa State is favored to win by -6 at home vs. Kansas State.

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS VS IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Iowa State Cyclones -6

This game will be played at T-Mobile Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.

WHY BET THE IOWA STATE CYCLONES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cyclones.
  • Not only will Iowa State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Wildcats Make it Happen in Kansas City?

Coming off a 65-58 win over Iowa State, Kansas State is 18-13 overall, including a 7-10 mark in Big 12 play. On the road, the Wildcats are 4-9 this season, compared to 13-4 at home.

As an underdog, Kansas State is 5-9 this season and has gone 2-8 in its last 10 road games. The Wildcats are 12-4 when favored this year and have lost eight straight games on the road.

As the underdog this season, Kansas State has an ATS record of 9-5 and an overall ATS record of 16-14. On the road, the Wildcats have gone 8-5 vs. the spread and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 7-3 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas State games is 14-16 and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143.4). So far, 10 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 144 points.

The Kansas State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. Iowa State. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.7% while connecting on 7 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Tylor Perry, who holds an average of 15.4 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Cam Carter is averaging 14.8 points per game this season.

Currently, the Wildcats’ defense holds the 117th rank in the nation, allowing 70.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Iowa State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.5%.

Can Iowa State Live Up to the Hype at Home?

After losing to Kansas State, Iowa State will look to bounce back at home where they have been dominant this season. The Cyclones are 18-1 at home this season and have won 14 straight games at Hilton Coliseum.

Overall, Iowa State is 24-7 this season and 13-5 in Big 12 play. They have been favored in 23 of their 31 games and have a record of 20-3 when they are the favorite.

As the favorite this season, Iowa State has gone 14-8-1 against the spread. Their home ATS record is 13-5-1 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cyclones are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Iowa State’s games this season (138.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 122 points.

In their most recent game, the Iowa State offense concluded with only 58 points against Kansas State. Throughout the game, they made 5/17 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 43.1%. Offensively, the Cyclones have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 110th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 182nd in percentage and 272nd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Cyclones’ defense holds the 7th rank in the nation, allowing 62.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. Kansas State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.9%.