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Iowa State Cyclones take on Jayhawks in NCAA basketball test

Iowa State CyclonesKansas Jayhawks
15-3January 29, 2014, 09:00 | Allen Fieldhouse15-4

Kansas will look to improve on its 15-4 record on Wednesday when they host Iowa State in NCAA basketball odds action at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Cyclones will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 9-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Jayhawks are 10-9 ATS. Iowa State is 9-7 on the totals; Kansas is 11-7-1.

View Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Kansas in this one found them as -8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jayhawks at No. 18 and the Cyclones at No. 40 heading into this contest.

Iowa State was an 81-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Melvin Ejim scored 20 points leading the Cyclones to an 81-75 victory over Kansas State at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas's No. 23-ranked scoring average of 79.58 PPG, against a Cyclones defense rated No. 156 and allowing 70.56 PPG. The Jayhawks FG% has averaged 50.98% to date this season, more than the Cyclones shooters have managed so far (47.7% per game).

A few Cyclones at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Iowa State is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Iowa State is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Iowa State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Kansas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas's last 6 games
Kansas is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Iowa State home to Oklahoma, Saturday, February 1st
Kansas at Texas, Saturday, February 1st