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Big 12 Tournament - Kansas Jayhawks host Iowa State Cyclones in college basketball action

Iowa State CyclonesKansas Jayhawks
24-7March 14, 2014, 07:00 | Sprint Center24-8

Sprint Center features a Big 12 tournament betting clash between the host Kansas Jayhawks and the Iowa State Cyclones in college hoops action on Friday.

Iowa State has struggled to a 3-24 SU run over the years against Kansas, but they were a much stronger team in 2014. The evidence is in the point spread at GTbets.eu where it was sitting at just three points early Friday.

The Cyclones will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 14-14-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jayhawks are 17-15 ATS. Iowa State is 17-12 against the total, while Kansas is 17-14-1 versus the number.

View Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Kansas sat as 3.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Jayhawks - Cyclones odds would favor the Jayhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iowa State is at No. 153.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 91-85 winner as they battled Kansas State at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Melvin Ejim scored 24 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Iowa State on Thursday, leading the Cyclones to a 91-85 victory over Kansas State at Sprint Center.

Last time out for Kansas, they were a 77-70 winner as they battled Oklahoma State at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Andrew Wiggins poured in a team-high 30 points for Kansas on Thursday, as they defeated Oklahoma State 77-70 at Sprint Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 79.5 PPG, against a Cyclones defense rated No. 212 and allowing 73.9 PPG. The Jayhawks FG% has averaged 49.6% to date this season, more than the Cyclones shooters have managed so far (46.85% per game).