The Kansas Jayhawks and the Iowa State Cyclones meet in college basketball action from the T-Mobile Center on Friday night as part of the Big 12 conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Kansas is listed as a 4.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 129.5 points.
Iowa State has no new injuries announced coming into this game, while Kansas has Charlie McCarthy listed as out indefinitely with a knee injury.
Iowa State’s 68-53 win back on February 4th, 2023, snapped Kansas’ seven-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Kansas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.
I’m leaning towards the under here. I get why it’s tempting to look at either side here, but Iowa State’s really had issues lately against anyone not named Baylor, and Kansas is capable of winning this one handily but one has to wonder if there’s any sort of rust involved here. I think we’ve got a great game lined up here though, I’m still taking the under in this one.