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Iowa State vs Kansas State Basketball Picks 1-24-24

Kansas State Wildcats (14-4) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (14-4)
January 24, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -8.5; Over/Under: 134.5
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The Kansas State Wildcats will play the Iowa State Cyclones in a Big 12 game on Wednesday night at the James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. Kansas State has won six of their last seven games, while Iowa State has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Kansas State vs Iowa State prediction.

Kansas State Preview

The Kansas State Wildcats are 14-4 (4-1) this year after they defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 70-66 in their last game. Kansas State trailed 35-31 at halftime, but they scored 39 points in the second half to get the win. The Wildcats shot 52.1% from the field and were -6 in rebounding margin in the game. Kansas State defeated Baylor by a score of 68-64 in the game prior to Oklahoma State, but lost to Texas Tech by one point before that. The Wildcats are scoring 74.5 points per game with 38.7 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, while allowing 67.3 points against per game this season. Cam Carter is averaging 16.6 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, and 3.1 assists per game. Kansas State is shooting 43.8% from the field, 73.8% on free throws, and 31.6% on three pointers this year.

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Iowa State Preview

The Iowa State Cyclones are 14-4 (3-2) this season after they defeated TCU by a score of 73-72 in their last game. Iowa State led 44-26 at the half, but they were barely able to get the win after allowing 46 points in the second half. The Cyclones shot 46.8% from the field and were -16 in rebounding margin in the game. Iowa State lost to BYU by a score of 87-72 in the game prior to TCU, but defeated Oklahoma State and Houston before that. The Cyclones are scoring 80.7 points per game with 35.5 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game, while giving up 60.7 points against per game this year. Keshon Gilbert is averaging 13.5 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 4.1 rebounds per game. Iowa State is shooting 48.7% from the field, 70% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers this season.

Kansas State vs Iowa State Betting Prediction

Both of these teams come into this matchup with 14-4 records so far this season, but Iowa State is ranked and will be at home for this game. The Cyclones are only allowing 60.7 points against per game this year and will face a Kansas State team that is only shooting 43.8% from the field. Kansas State is 4-1 in conference play, but was fortunate to come back and win against Oklahoma State in their last game. Iowa State is very good at home and they defeated Houston 57-53 a few games ago. Take the Cyclones at home here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Iowa State -8.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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