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Kansas State Wildcats visit Iowa State Cyclones in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

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Jan 26, 1:45 PM | Hilton Coliseum

Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


Kansas State travels to Iowa State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 15-3 record with a victory over the Cyclones.

The Cyclones sport records of 13-5 and 5-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 15-3 and 6-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-5 for the Cyclones and 4-7-1 for the Wildcats.

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Betting Line:
The Cyclones were listed as 3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 49-rated Kansas State taking on the No. 32-rated Cyclones in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-79 win for the Cyclones on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iowa State's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 78.9 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 14 at 57.4 PPG. The Cyclones field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Defensively, Kansas State features the nation's No. 58-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.

Kansas State lost its last outing, a 59-55 result against Kansas on January 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Shane Southwell scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 59-55 to Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday).

Iowa State was a 56-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas Tech. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Cyclones endured a 56-51 loss at the hands of the Red Raiders on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Will Clyburn at United Spirit Arena.

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Kansas are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma State are 5-5
After playing Texas Tech are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

A few Wildcats at Cyclones trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Kansas State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Kansas State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas State
Iowa State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games when playing Kansas State

Next up:
Kansas State home to Texas, Wednesday, January 30
Iowa State at Oklahoma State, Wednesday, January 30