Oklahoma vs. Iowa State - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (21-10) at Oklahoma Sooners (24-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -3 -- Over/Under: 160.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and the Iowa State Cyclones face off on Thursday in Big 12 college basketball tournament action.
The Oklahoma Sooners are 24-6 this season and they finished the season winning four of their last five games. Oklahoma is averaging 80.9 points per game and they are shooting 45.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Buddy Hield leads the Sooners averaging 25.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Isaiah Cousins is averaging 13 points, Jordan Woodard is averaging 12.9 points, and Ryan Spangler is averaging 10.8 points and 9.5 rebounds. Oklahoma is12-6 in the Big 12 and 3-0 in neutral site games.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are 21-10 this season and they finished the season winning three of their last five games. Iowa State is averaging 82 points per game and they are shooting 50.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Georges Niang leads Cyclones averaging 19.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Monte Morris is averaging 14.2 points and 7.1 assists, Abdel Nader is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Jameel McKay is averaging 11.8 points and 8.9 rebounds. Iowa State is 10-8 in the Big 12 and 3-1 in neutral site games.
Oklahoma is 1-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games. Iowa State is 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread and 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against Oklahoma. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
The total in this one is set at 161 and I see this one flying past that number so my free pick is the over.