Iowa State vs. Oklahoma - 3/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (20-8) at Iowa State Cyclones (20-8)
College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 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 Oklahoma Sooners face off on Monday Night at James H. Hilton Coliseum in a Big 12 matchup.
The Iowa State Cyclones are 20-8 this season and coming off of back-to-back losses and they are playing their final home game of the season. ISU is averaging 79.1 points and they are shooting 48.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Georges Niang leads the Cyclones averaging 14.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Bryce Dejean-Jones is averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, Jameel McKay is averaging 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Monte Morris is averaging 11 points and 5.4 assists per game. Iowa State is 14-1 at home and 10-6 in the Big 12.
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The Oklahoma Sooners are 20-8 this season and they have won eight of their last nine games. Oklahoma is averaging 72.4 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Buddy Heild leads the Sooners averaging 17 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Isaiah Cousins is averaging 12 points, TaShawn Thomas is averaging 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Ryan Spangler is averaging 10.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. Oklahoma is 5-5 on the road and 11-5 in the Big 12.
Iowa State is 5-2 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, 4-9 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against Oklahoma. Oklahoma is 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 0-4 against the spread against the Big 12. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
The total is in the 152 tp 154 range depending on where you get it but either way I like the under here and that is my free pick.