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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Cyclones over Wildcats

Kansas State WildcatsIowa State Cyclones
14-5January 25, 2014, 01:45 | Hilton Coliseum14-3

The Iowa State Cyclones will try to cover the spread at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the Kansas State Wildcats in NCAA basketball action.

The Cyclones sport a record of 14-3 and 9-5-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 14-5 and 12-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-7 for the Cyclones and 4-13 for the Wildcats.

View Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds and Stats.

Iowa State opened as -9.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cyclones at No. 46 and the Wildcats at No. 10 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Kansas State was a 67-64 loser on the road against Texas. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Kansas State suffered a 67-64 loss against Texas on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Thomas Gipson in a losing effort at Frank Erwin Center.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were an 86-76 loser as they battled Texas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Iowa State suffered an 86-76 loss against Texas on Saturday, getting 18 points from Georges Niang in a losing effort at Frank Erwin Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iowa State's No. 17-rated squad against Kansas State's No. 77-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iowa State rates No. 11 in the country with 8.71 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 147 nationally with 5.89 per match.

A few Wildcats at Cyclones trends to consider:
Kansas State is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Kansas State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas State's last 9 games
Kansas State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Iowa State is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Iowa State's last 9 games
Iowa State is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games at home
Iowa State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Kansas State

Next up:
Kansas State home to Texas Tech, Tuesday, January 28th
Iowa State at Kansas, Wednesday, January 29th