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Baylor Bears Visit Iowa State Cyclones in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Iowa State Cyclones will look to improve on a 12-2 record on Saturday when they host the Baylor Bears in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Hilton Coliseum.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa State Cyclones betting line opened as -6-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Baylor Bears vs Iowa State Cyclones Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa State Cyclones bring a 12-2 record (6-4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-3 Bears, who are 2-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Iowa State go 5-6 so far and the Baylor Bears go 5-3.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-ranked Iowa State Cyclones and the No. 84-rated Baylor Bears in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Iowa State's No. 13-ranked scoring average of 85.14 PPG, against a Baylor Bears defense rated No. 59 and allowing 66 PPG. The Iowa State Cyclones FG% has averaged 50.11% to date this season, more than the Baylor Bears shooters have managed so far (46.74% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears got 21 points from Al Freeman as Baylor ran past Oklahoma State 79-62 on Tuesday at Ferrell Center.

The Cyclones got 22 points from Matt Thomas as Iowa State ran past Texas Tech 76-69 on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Baylor is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games
  • Baylor is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Baylor is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • Iowa State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Iowa State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Baylor
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Iowa State's last 9 games when playing Baylor

Next Betting Matchups

Baylor home to TCU, Wednesday, January 13th
Iowa State at Texas, Tuesday, January 12th