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Iowa State vs. Kansas - 2/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas Jayhawks (19-6) at Iowa State Cyclones (13-11)
Date & Time Tuesday February 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones +6.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Kansas Jayhawks (19-6) at Iowa State Cyclones (13-11)
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The Kansas Jayhawks and Iowa State Cyclones meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Hilton Coliseum.

The Kansas Jayhawks need a feel good win after splitting their last six games. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 81.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 17.7 points and 7.3 assists while Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is averaging 15.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Udoka Azubuike is the third double-digit scorer and Lagerald Vick is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have won five of their last seven road games.

The Iowa State Cyclones need another victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 73.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Lindell Wigginton is averaging 16.3 points and 2.8 assists while Donovan Jackson is averaging 15.5 points and 1.6 rebounds. Nick Babb is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Lard is grabbing eight rebounds. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones have won four of their last five home games.

The Jayhawks are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big 12 and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Cyclones are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Jayhawks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.

I've been saying that the Kansas Jayhawks are not the team you're used to seeing around this time of year, as they've lost 50 percent of their last six games and are outscoring teams by 3.8 points on the road this season. Kansas has ben called out by its coach already and is fresh off a game in which it was waxed by a struggling Baylor team. The Iowa State Cyclones are having a down year themselves, but they're coming off a win over Oklahoma and are allowing just 40.8 percent shooting at home. Winning in the Hilton Coliseum is never easy no matter what Iowa State team you're playing. Give me the points.

Pick:
Iowa State Cyclones +6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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