Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (11-1) at Oklahoma Sooners (11-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -7.5 -- Over/Under: 163 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones will travel to play the Oklahoma Sooners in a Big 12 conference game on Saturday.
The Oklahoma Sooners are 11-0 and are coming off of a win against Harvard by a score of 83-71. Oklahoma trailed by 2 points at halftime but scored 48 points in the second half for the win. Buddy Hield had 34 points and 7 rebounds for Oklahoma. Jordan Woodard added 28 points and 3 steals for the Sooners. Oklahoma out rebounded their opponent by a total of 41-32 and had 10 assists in their victory. Oklahoma is averaging 87 points per game while giving up 66.1 points per game. Oklahoma is also averaging 43.9 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Buddy Hield is averaging 24.9 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game, while Isaiah Cousins is averaging 13.1 points per game and 4.9 assists per game. Oklahoma is shooting 71% on free throws, 46.2% on three-pointers, and 48.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are 11-1 and are coming off of a win against Coppin State by a score of 104-84. Iowa State was clearly the better team in this matchup and cruised to the victory. Abdel Nader had 21 points and 4 rebounds for Iowa State. Monte Morris added 10 points and 11 assists for the Cyclones. Iowa State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 40-36 and had 22 assists in their victory. Iowa State is averaging 86.1 points per game while giving up 71.3 points per game. Iowa State is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game. Georges Niang is averaging 18.8 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game, while Jameel McKay is averaging 14.4 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game. Iowa State is shooting 68% on free throws, 35.4% on three-pointers, and 50.9% on all field goal attempts.
Iowa State is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Iowa State is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The under is 5-1 in Iowa State’s last 6 conference games. Oklahoma is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference games. Oklahoma is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in Oklahoma’s last 4 home games. The under is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Oklahoma is playing great basketball this season and has one of the best offenses in the country. Iowa State has also started strong this season and has a high scoring offense. The over will probably be a good bet in this game, but I am taking Oklahoma in this one.