Kansas vs. Iowa State - 2/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (16-4) at Kansas Jayhawks (18-3)
College Basketball: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas Jayhawks play Monday night at the Allen Fieldhouse.
The Iowa State Cyclones have won four of their last five games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, ISU is averaging 80.4 points on 49.1 percent shooting and is allowing 68.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Georges Niang is averaging 15.2 points and 3.5 assists while Bryce Dejean-Jones is averaging 12.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Monte Morris is dishing 5.7 assists and Dustin Hogue is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Iowa State Cyclones have five players averaging double-digit points, and they’re shooting 69.7 percent from the line and 35.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in six of its last seven games.
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The Kansas Jayhawks have won four straight and will play their ninth ranked team. On the season, Kansas is averaging 71.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 64.2 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 12.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Frank Mason III is averaging 12.7 points and four assists. Wayne Selden Jr. is dishing 3.1 assists and Cliff Alexander is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks have seven players averaging at least 5.7 points, and they’re shooting 70.8 percent from the line and 39.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.
The Cyclones are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a S.U. win. The Jayhawks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Kansas.
The Iowa State Cyclones are just too elite offensively to turn down free points. Expect another dog fight and game that comes down to the wire. Take the points.