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Big 12 title game: Baylor vs. Iowa State

It'll be Baylor vs. Iowa State on Saturday in the championship game of Big 12 Tournament betting action as those schools do battle at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Baylor snapped a skid against Iowa State in their most recent meeting on March 4, winning 74-61 and easily covering the 3-point spread at home on the basketball lines.

Iowa State topped Baylor by a score of 87-72 as a 7.5-point favorite back on January 7. Iowa State was a small favorite in early betting over at Bovada.

The Bears will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 13-14-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cyclones are 15-14-1 ATS. Baylor is 16-12 against the total, while Iowa State is 18-12 versus the number.

View Baylor Bears vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 153 (Cyclones) and the No. 28 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.


Last time out for Baylor, they were an 86-69 winner as they battled Texas on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Brady Heslip scored 24 points leading the Bears to an 86-69 victory over Texas at Sprint Center on Friday.

In their last action, Iowa State was a 94-83 winner on the road against Kansas. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Jayhawks were burned for 25 points by Georges Niang on Friday as the Cyclones put another game in the win column, 94-83, at Sprint Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa State has the nation's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 83.16 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 96 allowing on average 68.21 PPG. The Cyclones FG% has averaged 47.08% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.