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Point spread favors Jayhawks in battle with Cyclones

Kansas JayhawksIowa State Cyclones
Jan 28, 2:00 PM | Hilton Coliseum

Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hilton Coliseum Saturday as host Iowa State looks to handle the Kansas Jayhawks in NCAAB action.

This season, the Cyclones are 14-6 overall and 9-7 ATS ATS, while the Jayhawks are 17-3 and 10-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Iowa State boasts a 7-9 on the OU, and Kansas is 6-13.

View Kansas vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Iowa State opened as 6-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cyclones sit at No. 35 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Jayhawks sit at No. 2 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Jayhawks will win this game 85-77.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 57 nationally ranked offense (74.4 points per game) against a Jayhawks defense that sits as the No. 30 at 60 PPG. The Cyclones have been averaging 44.9% from the field, less than the Jayhawks have managed so far this season (48% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kansas owns the country's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 60.5 points per game on the highway. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 90 in scoring at home.

Kansas won its last outing, a 64-54 result against Texas A&M on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 19-point favorite. The Jayhawks grabbed a 64-54 win over the Aggies on Monday, behind an 18 -point effort from Thomas Robinson at Allen Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Iowa State was a 62-55 loser on the road against Texas. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Iowa State suffered a 62-55 loss against Texas on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Royce White in a losing effort at Frank Erwin Center.

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Oklahoma are 8-2
After playing Texas A&M are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas State are 2-8
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Jayhawks at Cyclones trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 5 games on the road
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Kansas is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas's last 7 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Iowa State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa State's last 6 games
Iowa State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State's last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas

Next up:
Kansas home to Oklahoma, Wednesday, February 1
Iowa State home to Kansas State, Tuesday, January 31