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NCAAB Game Preview - Cyclones underdogs vs Buffaloes at Colorado

Iowa State CyclonesColorado Buffaloes
March 9, 3:00 PM | Sprint Center

Iowa State Cyclones vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds

16-15TEAM RECORD19-12

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Colorado and Iowa State on Wednesday, with the host Buffaloes trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This game is part of the Big 12 Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Sprint Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Buffaloes sport records of 19-12 and 13-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cyclones have 16-15 and 13-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-9 for the Buffaloes and 13-11-1 for the Cyclones.

View Iowa State vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Colorado in this one will find them as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buffaloes sit at No. 166 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cyclones sit at No. 117 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Buffaloes will win this game 81-79.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 79.3 PPG, against a Cyclones defense that ranks No. 245 at 70.3 PPG. The Buffaloes field goal percentage has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Cyclones marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 274-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 67-55 loser as they battled Kansas State on the road. They covered in the match as a 14-point underdog. The Cyclones got 18 points from Diante Garrett, but it was Kansas State that prevailed in a 67-55 final on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 67-57 winner as they battled Nebraska at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Colorado earned a 67-57 victory over Nebraska on Saturday, getting 19 points from Marcus Relphorde at Coors Events Center.

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Kansas State are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Nebraska are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Cyclones at Buffaloes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games when playing Iowa State
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games