Kansas State vs. Iowa State - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (13-12) at Kansas State Wildcats (18-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Big 12 conference college basketball action on Saturday afternoon as the Iowa State Cyclones take on the Kansas State Wildcats.
The Iowa State Cyclones will look to bounce back after losing 6 of their last 9 games following an 83-77 loss to Kansas last time out. Cameron Lard led Iowa State with 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 11 rebounds, while Zoran Talley came 2nd with 15 points and Nick Weiler-Babb added 14 points with 8 rebounds and a share of the team-high with 5 assists. Solomon Young and Lindell Wigginton each added 12 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Cyclones in the loss, with Young shooting 5 of 7 from the field with 7 rebounds, while Wigginton added 5 assists of his own along with a pair of blocks. Wigginton leads the Cyclones in scoring with 16.2 points per game while Lard leads Iowa State with 8.2 rebounds per game and Weiler-Babb is ISU’s top assist man, dishing out 6.9 assists per game this season. As a team, Iowa State is scoring 73.8 points per game on 44% shooting from the field, 35.9% from behind the arc and 71.6% from the foul line this season.
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The Kansas State Wildcats will look to find some measure of consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games and splitting their last 6 games following an 82-72 road win over Oklahoma State in their last outing. Barry Brown led K-State with 25 points on 6 of 12 shooting with a 12 of 14 mark from the foul line. Xavier Sneed came 2nd with 13 points and a team-high 6 rebounds, while Dean Wade added 12 points and a team-high 4 assists. Kamau Stokes added 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting with 3 threes to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for the Wildcats in the winning effort. Wade leads the Wildcats with an average of 16.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while Brown is Kansas State’s top assist man with 3.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Kansas State is scoring 73.3 points per game on 47.2% shooting from the field, 35.9% from behind the arc and 74.9% from the foul line this season.
Iowa State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 20-6 in their last 26 conference matchups. Kansas State is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 conference matchups and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall; Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Iowa State hasn’t done much on the road, but I think the Cyclones will carry some confidence over here after almost taking down Kansas. Kansas State hasn’t been dominant on their home floor ATS, and the Cyclones have had success ATS in this matchup, so I think it’s worth taking a shot on Iowa State and the points here.