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Sooners Struggling To Cover in Big 12 Play

The Oklahoma Sooners will sit atop the Top 25 for the first time since 1990, but they have been a terrible bet in conference play recently. The Sooners are just 2-11 ATS in their past 13 games against Big 12 opponents and will square off against the Iowa State Cyclones Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 0-6 SU in the last six games between Oklahoma and Iowa State.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the last seven between these teams.
  • Oklahoma is 1-6 ATS in their past seven games.

When these teams met on January 2, it was Ryan Spangler who was possibly the biggest difference maker for Oklahoma. The senior had arguably his best game of the season as he shot 61.5 percent for 20 points while notching 12 rebounds. Buddy Hield continues to be the focal point for the Sooners though, as the guard is leading all D1 players in points per game and has scored 20 points or more in nine of the past 10 games.

Iowa State has been just as lethal offensively as Oklahoma this season with the team ninth in the nation in points per game with four of their starting five players averaging 12.5 points or more. However, the Cyclones are coming into Monday’s affair slumping, as they are just 2-3 SU in their past five with losses to Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oklahoma Sooners were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 13-4 and 7-6-1 ATS Iowa State Cyclones will face the 15-1 Oklahoma Sooners, who own a 7-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Iowa State Cyclones are 7-7 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Oklahoma Sooners are 9-5.

The Cyclones - Sooners odds would favor the Sooners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iowa State is rated No. 65 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oklahoma is at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Oklahoma is ranked No. 3 in NCAA basketball at 43.56 per game. Contrast that with Iowa State's No. 79 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa State is the No. 61-ranked team in the country at 8.12 per game, while Oklahoma rates No. 6 at 10.44 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sooners got 17 points from Buddy Hield as Oklahoma ran past West Virginia 70-68 on Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center.

The Cyclones got 19 points from Monte Morris as Iowa State ran past Kansas State 76-63 on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oklahoma is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 7 games
  • Oklahoma is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Iowa State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • Iowa State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Iowa State's last 16 games when playing Oklahoma
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa State's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma at Baylor, Saturday, January 23rd
Iowa State at TCU, Saturday, January 23rd