Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State - 1/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (10-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Hilton Coliseum)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Iowa State Cyclones play Tuesday night at the Hilton Coliseum.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won four of their last five games and play their third true road game. On the season, OK State is averaging 71.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Le'Bryan Nash is averaging 17.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Phil Forte III is averaging 17.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Michael Cobbins is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Anthony Hickey Jr. is shooting 44.2 percent from the field. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have actually become a defensive team this season, forcing more than 15 turnovers and allowing 61 or less points in six of their last nine games. Offensively, Oklahoma State is shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from downtown.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are off to a 10-2 start and play their first conference game. On the season, Iowa State is averaging 82.4 points on 49.4 percent shooting and is allowing 65.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Georges Niang is averaging 15.6 points and 3.8 assists while Bryce Dejean-Jones is averaging 14.1 points and 5.8 rebounds. Dustin Hogue is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Naz Long is shooting 47.7 percent from the field. The Iowa State Cyclones are one of the top offensive teams in the country with five players averaging double-digit points, and they’re shooting 72 percent from the line and 34.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Iowa State is forcing 14.4 turnovers per game and has allowed 64 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Cowboys are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big 12 and 4-16-1 ATS in their last 21 road games. The Cyclones are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big 12 and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Cowboys are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Iowa State and 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Oklahoma State has been brutal ATS on the road even dating back to last season. Iowa State has too much scoring depth for the Cowboys and should cruise to a painless victory by double digits.