NCAA hoops odds preview - Iowa State vs. Kansas State
Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bramlage Coliseum Saturday as host Kansas State looks to handle the Iowa State Cyclones in NCAA hoops action.
The Cyclones will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 8-10 ATS. Iowa State is 11-5 on the totals; Kansas State is 6-9-1.
The Cyclones were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 39 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cyclones, who rate No. 28 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-79 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas State's No. 155-ranked offense, averaging 68.3 PPG, against a Cyclones defense that ranks No. 204 at 67.4 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Cyclones marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iowa State owns the country's No. 237-rated mark, allowing 72.6 points per game on the highway. Kansas State, on the other hand, rates No. 140 in scoring at home.
Iowa State won its last outing, an 83-64 result against Oklahoma on February 4. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Cyclones grabbed an 83-64 win over the Sooners on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from Will Clyburn at Hilton Coliseum.
Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 68-59 winner as they battled Texas Tech on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite. Rodney McGruder scored 18 points leading the Wildcats to a 68-59 victory over Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena on Tuesday.
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas are 7-3
After playing Texas Tech are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
A few Cyclones at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Iowa State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas State
Iowa State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Iowa State is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Kansas State
Iowa State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Kansas State
Kansas State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Kansas State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Kansas State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Iowa State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas State's last 8 games when playing at home against Iowa State
Iowa State at Texas, Wednesday, February 13
Kansas State at Kansas, Monday, February 11