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Baylor Bears vs. Iowa State Cyclones - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Iowa State Cyclones at Baylor Bears
Date & Time Wednesday January 15, 2020, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ferrell Center
Waco, TX
The Line
BAY -10.0 . Total 140.0
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Iowa State Cyclones are on the road for a matchup with the 2nd ranked Baylor Bears.  The Cyclones are (8-7), coming off  a 81-68 win over Oklahoma.  The Bears are (13-1), after getting past Kansas on the road, 67-55.

In the Cyclones win over Oklahoma, Iowa State was led on offense by Rasir Bolton.  Bolton connected on 10 of 17 attempts from the floor, recording 23 points and 6 assists.  Tyrese Haliburton contributed 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists.  The Cyclones shot 48% from the floor and 38% from 3-point range.  Iowa State was able to win due to their extra opportunities.  The Cyclones registered 12 offensive rebounds and forced 15 turnovers, which helped lead to 23 more shots than Oklahoma.

In the Bears win over Kansas, Baylor was guided offensively by Jared Butler.  Butler was 9 of 18 from the floor, totaling 22 points.  MaCio Teague added 16 points and 7 rebounds.  The Bears shot 45% from the floor and 42% from deep.  Baylor was bale to win due to their great defense on the road.  The Bears held Kansas to 39% from the floor and forced 14 turnovers.  Baylor made 8 3-pointers compared to the Jayhawks 4.

Recent Betting Trends:

Cyclones are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against Baylor.

Cyclones are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a Big 12 opponent.

The under is 5-2 in Cyclones last 7 games.

Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Bears are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.

The under is 6-2 in Bears last 8 games.

Baylor for good reason is ranked number 2, having won easily at Kansas.  Baylor is 7-0 at home, while Iowa State is 0-2 on the road.  The Cyclones while not having the record they would have hoped to have had at this point, have still been competitive.  Iowa State has lost by single digits in 5 of their 7 losses.  Baylor has won most of their games by single digits against power 5 opponents.  Since Iowa State has been competitive, I'll take the points with Steve Prohm's Cyclones.  Final score prediction, Baylor will win and Iowa State will cover, 72-64.

 

Pick:
IOWA STATE CYCLONES +10.0
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