Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones - 2/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (17-5) at Oklahoma Sooners (16-7)
College Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones will travel to the Lloyd Noble Center to take on the Oklahoma Sooners this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Iowa State Cyclones improved to 17-5 (7-3 Big 12) on the season after defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 75-38, this past Saturday. Iowa State shot 56.0% from the field and 36.4% (8-22) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Cyclones was Jameel McKay who had 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Iowa State is ranked 15th in the RPI Standings and has played the 35th ranked SOS. On the season, the Cyclones have been led by Georges Niang (15.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.5 apg) and Bryce Dejean-Jones (12.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.8 apg). Iowa State is averaging 79.9 ppg (ranked 11th) on 48.9% shooting (ranked 11th). The Cyclones average 7.6 three-pointers per game (ranked 57th) and 17.8 apg (ranked 1st). Iowa State is holding their opponents to an average of 68.1 ppg (ranked 228th) on 41.5% shooting (ranked 112th). The Cyclones pull down 36.45 total rpg (ranked 80th) and have a rebound margin of 2.4 ranked 111th).
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The Oklahoma Sooners improved to 16-7 (7-4 Big 12) on the season after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs, 68-56, this past Saturday. Oklahoma shot 46.2% from the field and 36.4% (4-11) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Sooners was Ryan Spangler who had 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Oklahoma is ranked 16th in the RPI Standings and has played the 10th ranked SOS. On the season, the Sooners have been led by Buddy Hield (17.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.5 spg) and Ryan Spangler (10.8 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 1.3 bpg). Oklahoma is averaging 72.2 ppg (ranked 69th) on 44.9% shooting (ranked 102nd The Sooners are shooting 72.0% from the free-throw line (ranked 68th) and have a 1.01 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 158th). Oklahoma is holding their opponents to an average of 60.7 ppg (ranked 50th on 37.0% shooting (ranked 7th). The Sooners average 5.6 bpg (ranked 16th) and pull down 28.3 defensive rpg (ranked 2nd).
The Cyclones are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win of more than 20 points and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Sooners are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-0 ATS in their alst 4 games overall.
The Iowa State Cyclones got their revenge against Texas Tech as they shot 56.0% from the field in their 75-38 blowout victory. Oklahoma has been playing some great basketball as of late as they've won their last four games and holding teams to 37.0% shooting from the field (ranked 7th). Iowa State has struggled on the road as of late and although Oklahoma's defensive has been strong this year, I think Iowa State finally plays to their potential on the road and covers this spread. Take Iowa State and the points.