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Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas State Wildcats Big 12 Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/13/14

Kansas State Wildcats (20-11) at Iowa State Cyclones (23-7)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm (Sprint Center)

The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -2.5 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Iowa State Cyclones and the Kansas State Wildcats face off on Thursday as the second round of the Big 12 Tournament gets underway in Kansas City.

The Iowa State Cyclones ended the season on a winning note and ranked 16th in the nation. Iowa State is 11-7 in the Big 12 and 8-6 in games played away from home. Melvin Ejim is averaging 18.2 points and 8.3 rebounds to lead the Cyclones and he was also named the Big 12 Player of the Year. DeAndre Kane is averaging 17.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists, Georges Niang is averaging 16.2 points, and Dustin Hogue is averaging 10.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. Iowa State is averaging 82.5 points and they are shooting 46.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Iowa State is hoping to make a deep run into the NCAA Tournament.

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas State Wildcats Big 12 Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/13/14

The Kansas State Wildcats lost their last two games to close out the season but they split their season series with Iowa State. KSU is 10-8 in the Big 12, 5-9 away from home, and 3-3 against teams ranked in the top 25. Marcus Foster leads the Wildcats averaging 15.4 points per game. Thomas Gipson is averaging 11.8 points and 6.6 rebounds, Shane Southwell is averaging 9.5 points, and Will Spradling is averaging 8.0 points. Kansas State is averaging 69.2 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. KSU lost three of their last five but their last win was a seven point victory over ISU.

Iowa State is 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 games, 4-10 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that hey covered the point spread. Kansas State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Kansas State is 3-7-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings of these two. 

I am going to go with Kansas State and the points as this should be a tight one and the points could factor.

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Kansas State Wildcats +3.5

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