Iowa State vs. Kansas - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (14-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (12-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Hilton Coliseum)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and the Kansas Jayhawks face off on Saturday at James H. Hilton Coliseum in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-3 this season and are coming off of a tough road loss at Baylor. ISU is averaging 79.9 points and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Georges Niang is averaging 14.9 points and 5.5 rebounds to lead the Cyclones. Naz Long is averaging 12.5 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones is averaging 12.9 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Dustin Hogue is averaging 11.3 points. Iowa State is 8-0 at home this season.
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The Kansas Jayhawk are 14-2 this season and they have won their last five games. Kansas is averaging 70.9 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 12.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Frank Mason is averaging 12.4 points, Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 9.0 points, and Cliff Alexander is averaging 8.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Kansas is 2-0 on the road this season.
Iowa State is 6-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 games, and 1-7 against the spread following a loss. Kansas is 4-0 against the spread following a win, 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 24-9-1 against the spread against the Big 12. Kansas has covered the point spread in four of their last five games against Iowa State.
We don’t get this many points with Kansas in a Big 12 game often so we might as well take them while we can.