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Red-Hot Kansas Has Been Fade Material Recently

Kansas have been on a mission since losing its season opener, as the Jayhawks have won their past 16 games. However, this dominance has come at the downfall of bettors, as Kansas has gone just 5-9 ATS in that span (a couple of games did not have a listed spread) with an average closing spread of -15. The Jayhawks will try to cover for just the second time in their past seven when they visit the Iowa State Cyclones on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • Kansas is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games against Iowa State.
  • Iowa State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games as home underdogs.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas's last 9 games on the road.

Frank Mason has firmly cemented himself in the national player of the year conversation, as the senior is averaging a conference-high 20.5 points while shooting 52.1 percent from the floor and 53.3 percent from deep. Mason has scored 20-plus points in 10 games this season, including four of five Big 12 games so far.

Iowa State’s deep squad struggled in its last outing against TCU, with the duo of Monte Morris and Deonte Burton combining for 14 points while shooting 5-for-24. The past two outings have seen the Cyclones struggle defensively, something we are not used to, as they have surrendered a combined 170 points against Oklahoma State and TCU. Morris has been one of the most versatile players in the country with the senior averaging 15.5 points, 5.8 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas Jayhawks opened as -3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 11-5 and 7-6 ATS Iowa State Cyclones will face the 16-1 Kansas Jayhawks, who own a 5-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Iowa State Cyclones are 5-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Kansas Jayhawks are 8-7.

The Iowa State Cyclones sit at No. 25 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas Jayhawks sit at No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 33 nationally ranked offense (81.56 points per game) against a Kansas Jayhawks defense that sits as the No. 120 at 70.35 PPG. The Iowa State Cyclones have been averaging 46.06% from the field, less than the Jayhawks have managed so far this season (50.14% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Josh Jackson scored 20 points and helped out with 20 rebounds for Kansas on Saturday, leading the Jayhawks to a 87-80 victory over Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse.

Iowa State got 19 points from Naz Long but lost anyway, 84-77, to TCU on Saturday at Schollmaier Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Iowa State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Iowa State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kansas
  • Iowa State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas home to Texas, Saturday, January 21st
Iowa State at Oklahoma, Saturday, January 21st