Oklahoma vs. Iowa State - 3/13/15 Big 12 Semifinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State at Oklahoma Sooners (21-9)
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Sprint Center)
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The Oklahoma Sooners and Iowa State Cyclones meet Friday in the Big 12 semifinal.
The Oklahoma Sooners look for a win after winning five of their last six games. On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 72.4 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 63.1 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 17.4 points and 5.5 rebounds while Isaiah Cousins is averaging 12.2 points and 2.2 assists. TaShawn Thomas is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Ryan Spangler is shooting 58.9 percent. The Oklahoma Sooners have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 72.7 percent from the line and 34.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in four of its last six games.
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The Iowa State Cyclones look to say hot after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, ISU is averaging 79 points on 48.2 percent shooting and is allowing 69.5 points on 42 percent shooting. Georges Niang is averaging 15.2 points and 3.4 assists while Monte Morris is averaging 11.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Bryce Dejean-Jones is dishing 2.3 assists and Jameel McKay is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Iowa State Cyclones have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.5 percent from the line and 36.8 percent from deep. Defensively, ISU is allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last six games.
The Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cyclones are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Iowa State is the deeper offensive team and seems poised to win games like this.. In a pick em game, I'm taking the better overall squad in the Cyclones.