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The Oklahoma Sooners will need a strong showing through the Big 12 tournament in order to secure a No.1 seed in March Madness, a path that starts when they face the Iowa State Cyclones Thursday. Oklahoma enters their game with Iowa State as the favorite a spot they have been faltering in, as OU is just 1-7 ATS in their past eight games when giving up points.

Shark Bites
  • Iowa State is 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS in their past four against Oklahoma.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight games between Iowa State and Oklahoma.
  • Iowa State is 17-3 SU in their past 20 games coming off a loss.

Iowa State has been the team to beat in the Big 12 Conference tournament, as the Cyclones will look for their third consecutive crown this season. Not only has Iowa State gone 6-0 SU in the past two Big 12 conference tournaments, they have also posted a 5-0-1 ATS record in that span. Georges Niang has been an offensive machine against Oklahoma this season with the senior averaging 25.5 points while shooting 59.5 percent in two games against the Sooners.

Since dropping back-to-back games in February, Oklahoma has seen a renewed effort from their team and rounded out the season winning four of their last five. The Sooners defense, which has taken a back seat to their high-powered offense this season, has allowed just 65 ppg over their past five games. The senior tandem of Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins have burned Iowa State this season with the duo averaging 45.5 ppg against the Cyclones.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Oklahoma Sooners to cover the point spread in this one found them as -3-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Iowa State Cyclones vs Oklahoma Sooners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma Sooners sport a record of 24-6 and 12-16 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Iowa State Cyclones have 21-10 and 14-13-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-15 for the Oklahoma Sooners and 13-14-1 for the Iowa State Cyclones.

This game puts the Oklahoma Sooners, most recently No. 58 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Iowa State Cyclones, who rate No. 186 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Oklahoma's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 80.9 PPG, against a Iowa State Cyclones defense rated No. 201 and allowing 74.84 PPG. The Oklahoma Sooners FG% has averaged 45.83% to date this season, less than the Iowa State Cyclones shooters have managed so far (50.26% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Iowa State suffered a 85-78 loss against Kansas on Saturday, getting 22 points from Georges Niang in a losing effort at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Sooners got 21 points from Buddy Hield as Oklahoma ran past TCU 75-67 on Saturday at TCU Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iowa State's last 8 games
  • Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma
  • Iowa State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Oklahoma is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 5 games
  • Oklahoma is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Iowa State

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