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Bears visit Iowa State Cyclones in college basketball clash

Baylor BearsIowa State Cyclones
March 3, 7:00 PM | Hilton Coliseum

Baylor Bears vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds

25-5TEAM RECORD21-9

Baylor pays a visit to Iowa State on Saturday, hoping to send the Cyclones to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Hilton Coliseum.

The Cyclones bring a 21-9 record (18-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 25-5 Bears, who are 10-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Iowa State go 12-14 so far and the Bears go 11-12.

View Baylor vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cyclones are listed as 1.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cyclones - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iowa State is rated No. 43 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Baylor is at No. 11. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-76 win for the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 75 in NCAA hoops at 36.5 per game. Contrast that with Iowa State’s No. 75 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa State is the No. 7-ranked team in the country at 9 per game, while Baylor rates No. 108 at 6.9 per game.

Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 130-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.

Baylor was a 77-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas Tech. They covered the 19.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bears and Red Raiders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas Tech was handed a 77-48 defeat on Monday at Ferrell Center.

Iowa State was a 78-72 loser in its last match on the road against Missouri. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Iowa State suffered a 78-72 loss against Missouri on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Royce White in a losing effort at Mizzou Arena.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Texas Tech are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Missouri are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bears at Cyclones trends to consider:
Baylor is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Baylor is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Baylor
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games when playing at home against Baylor
Iowa State is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games

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