Kansas State Wildcats visit Iowa State Cyclones in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
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.
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
Kansas State home to Texas, Wednesday, January 30
Iowa State at Oklahoma State, Wednesday, January 30