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College Basketball Matchup - Iowa State Cyclones Baylor Bears Odds Preview

Baylor BearsIowa State Cyclones
Feb 2, 8:00 PM | Hilton Coliseum

Baylor Bears vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


The Iowa State Cyclones will be trying to slam the Baylor Bears on Saturday when the teams tip off at Hilton Coliseum in college betting action.

Iowa State will face the 14-6 Bears, who own a 7-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cyclones are 9-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 7-7 favoring the OVER.

View Baylor vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Iowa State in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Cyclones and the No. 10-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 84-82 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 27 in NCAA hoops at 39.4 per game. Contrast that with Iowa State’s No. 14 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa State is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 9.3 per game, while Baylor rates No. 98 at 6.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Baylor owns the country's No. 68-rated mark, allowing 64.7 points per game on the highway. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Baylor was a 74-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Bears endured a 74-71 loss at the hands of the Sooners on Wednesday, despite a 22-point effort from Pierre Jackson at Ferrell Center.

In their last action, Iowa State was a 78-76 loser on the road against Oklahoma State. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Iowa State got 19 points from Chris Babb but lost anyway, 78-76, to Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma State are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma are 1-9
After playing Oklahoma State are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1

Next up:
Baylor at Oklahoma State, Wednesday, February 6
Iowa State home to Oklahoma, Monday, February 4