Kansas vs. Iowa State - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (21-9) at Kansas Jayhawks (26-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday at the Allen Fieldhouse.
The Iowa State Cyclones look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 82.2 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Georges Niang is averaging 19.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while Monte Morris is averaging 14.3 points and 7.2 assists. Abdel Nader is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Matt Thomas is dishing 1.6 assists. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cyclones are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones have lost three straight road games.
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The Kansas Jayhawks look to build on their impressive 10-game winning streak. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 81.7 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 16.3 points and six rebounds while Frank Mason III is averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 assists. Wayne Selden Jr. is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Devonte' Graham is dishing 3.6 assists. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Jayhawks are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t lost a home game since January of 2014.
The Cyclones are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cyclones are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Iowa State isn't the same Iowa State team we've seen over the years, as the Cyclones are extremely shaky. Meanwhile, Kansas has been the most consistent team all year and will be hype for the last home game. Give me Kansas by double digits.