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Oklahoma Sooners visit Iowa State Cyclones in NCAAB hoops battle

Oklahoma SoonersIowa State Cyclones
Feb 18, 1:45 PM | Hilton Coliseum

Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds

13-12TEAM RECORD18-8

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hilton Coliseum Saturday as host Iowa State looks to handle the Oklahoma Sooners in NCAAB action.

The Cyclones sit at 18-8 (14-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Sooners are currently 13-12 (9-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Iowa State is 10-12 OU, and Oklahoma is 9-13 OU.

View Oklahoma vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Iowa State sat as 8.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 43 (Cyclones) and the No. 101 (Sooners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-71 result in favor of the Cyclones has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sooners is ranked No. 44 in NCAA hoops at 37.5 per game. Contrast that with Iowa State’s No. 84 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa State is the No. 8-ranked team in the country at 8.8 per game, while Oklahoma rates No. 285 at 5 per game.

Defensively, Oklahoma features the nation's No. 222-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.9 points per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oklahoma, they were a 69-58 loser as they battled Texas at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. The Sooners endured a 69-58 loss at the hands of the Longhorns on Tuesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Steven Pledger at Lloyd Noble Center.

Iowa State was a 79-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Baylor. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Melvin Ejim scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Cyclones to a win (they lost 79-64 to Baylor at Ferrell Center on Monday).

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma State are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas Tech are 7-3
After playing Baylor are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Sooners at Cyclones trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 6 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Oklahoma is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Oklahoma is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma
Iowa State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State's last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma home to Oklahoma State, Wednesday, February 22
Iowa State home to Texas Tech, Wednesday, February 22

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