Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Iowa State Cyclones at Sprint Center on Friday in NCAA hoops play.
It's a game in the Big 12 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Sprint Center).
The Jayhawks are 27-5 so far on the season, and 17-14 ATS vs. the number. The Cyclones, meanwhile, are 22-10 and 15-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kansas go 14-13-2 and the Cyclones go 20-6 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Jayhawks and the No. 47-ranked Cyclones, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 86-81 result in favor of the Jayhawks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cyclones is ranked No. 18 in NCAA hoops at 39 per game. Contrast that with Kansas’s No. 17 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 181-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Iowa State rates No. 1 at 9.9 per game.
Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 310-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 32 nationally in scoring at home.
Iowa State won its last outing, a 73-66 result against Oklahoma on March 14. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Melvin Ejim scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Iowa State over Oklahoma, 73-66, on Thursday at Sprint Center.
Kansas was a 91-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas Tech. They covered the 20-point spread as favorites. Kansas cruised to victory on Thursday, running Texas Tech out of the gym and running up a 91-63 score at Sprint Center.