College baskeball point spread favors Sooners in battle with Cyclones
Iowa State Cyclones vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds
The visiting Iowa State Cyclones hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Lloyd Noble Center against the Oklahoma Sooners.
The Sooners currently sports a 18-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-8 ATS. The Cyclones are 19-9 and 12-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sooners produce a 14-6-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cyclones have gone 17-5 against the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Sooners in this one found them listed as 5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cyclones was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Sooners - Cyclones odds would favor the Sooners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oklahoma is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iowa State is at No. 35. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-76 win for the Cyclones.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oklahoma's No. 102-ranked scoring average of 70.5 PPG, against a Cyclones defense rated No. 258 and allowing 70 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 43.9% to date this season, less than the Cyclones shooters have managed so far (45.4% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iowa State owns the country's No. 306-rated mark, allowing 75.5 points per game on the highway. Oklahoma, on the other hand, rates No. 136 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Iowa State was a 108-96 loser at home against Kansas. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Iowa State was bombed on Monday at Hilton Coliseum, having a 108-96 loss hung on them by the Kansas Jayhawks in college hoops betting action.
Last time out for Oklahoma, they were a 92-86 loser as they battled Texas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Romero Osby was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 5 rebounds but Texas still won, 92-86, over Oklahoma on Wednesday at Frank Erwin Center.
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma State are 6-4
After playing Kansas are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing West Virginia are 3-1
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
A few Cyclones at Sooners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 5 games when playing Iowa State
Oklahoma is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Oklahoma is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Iowa State
Iowa State home to Oklahoma State, Wednesday, March 6
Oklahoma home to West Virginia, Wednesday, March 6