Kansas State Wildcats vs. Iowa State Cyclones - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (12-4) at Kansas State Wildcats (11-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
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The Iowa State Cyclones will travel to play the Kansas State Wildcats in a Big 12 Conference game on Saturday.
The Kansas State Wildcats are 11-5 (1-3) and are coming off of a win against Texas Tech by a score of 83-70. Kansas State started conference play with three straight losses against West Virginia, Texas, and Oklahoma before beating Texas Tech. Kansas State is averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 65.1 points per game. Kansas State is also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Wesley Iwundu is averaging 12.9 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for Kansas State. Justin Edwards is averaging 12 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Kansas State is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 29.4% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-4 (1-3) and are coming off of a loss to Texas by a score of 94-91. Iowa State has really struggled in conference play, losing to Baylor, Oklahoma, and Texas. Iowa State’s poor defensive play has cost them this season and they will have to improve on defense if they want to make a tournament run. Iowa State is averaging 85.8 points per game while giving up 75 points per game. Iowa State is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game. Georges Niang is averaging 19.9 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game for Iowa State. Monte Morris is averaging 14.4 points per game and 7.3 assists per game for the Cyclones. Iowa State is shooting 69% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 50.2% on all field goal attempts.
Iowa State is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. Iowa State is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The over is 6-1 in Iowa State’s last 7 games. Kansas State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games. Kansas State is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games. The over is 4-1 in Kansas State’s last 5 conference games. The over is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Iowa State is able to score a lot of points, but their defense is a complete liability. Kansas State plays much better defense, but isn’t as good on offense. Iowa State is very talented and shoots the ball very well. I look for Iowa State to bounce back in this game as they know they have to get this win.