Iowa State vs. Baylor - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (11-5) at Iowa State Cyclones (9-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Hilton Coliseum)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Hilton Coliseum.
The Baylor Bears could use a win here after losing three of their last four games. The Baylor Bears are averaging 76.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Manu Lecomte is averaging 16.5 points and 3.2 assists while Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. is averaging 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. King McClure is the third double-digit scorer and Nuni Omot is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Iowa State Cyclones also need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 76.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Donovan Jackson is averaging 16.9 points and 1.9 rebounds while Lindell Wigginton is averaging 15.6 points and 2.1 assists. Nick Babb is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Lard is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones have won five of their last seven home games.
The Bears are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games. The Cyclones are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Bears are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Iowa State, 7-15 ATS in the last 22 meetings and the home team is 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
These Iowa State Cyclones aren't the same Iowa State Cyclones of the past, as the offense comes and goes, and winning in Hilton Coliseum hasn't been as hard this season. The Baylor Bears are a physical, nasty basketball team that plays some of the best defense in the country but also has an offense that can explode from anywhere on the court. Getting points with ISU at home used to be a gift. Not this season. Give me Baylor and the small number.