Kansas State vs. Iowa State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas State vs. Iowa State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State Cyclones (12-18) at Kansas State Wildcats (9-21)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Fred Bramlage Coliseum)

The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -4 -- Over/Under: 139.5

TV: ESPN+

The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas State Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bramlage Coliseum.

The Iowa State Cyclones need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 74.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 15.7 points and 6.8 assists while Rasir Bolton is averaging 15.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. Solomon Young is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Prentiss Nixon is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones haven’t won a road game this season. 

The Kansas State Wildcats need a win to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 64.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Xavier Sneed is averaging 14 points and 4.7 rebounds while Cartier Diarra is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Makol Mawien is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Mike McGuirl is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have lost four straight home games.

The favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Both of these teams are playing lousy basketball heading into this contest, as the Iowa State Cyclones are losing their last five games by an average of 12.4 points and the Kansas State Wildcats are losing their last five games by an average of 9.4 points. With that said, the Iowa State Cyclones are just 2-8 agains the spread on the road where they lose by an average of 12.5 points and shoot 41 percent from the field. The Kansas State Wildcats should find a way to end the losing streak at home against a poor ISU club.

Randy’s Pick Kansas State Wildcats -4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.