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Kansas vs. Iowa State - 1/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Iowa State at Kansas
Date & Time Monday January 21, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
The Line
The Line: Kansas -4.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas Jayhawks meet Monday in college basketball action at the Allen Fieldhouse.

The Iowa State Cyclones look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 78.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.2 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Marial Shayok is averaging 19.4 points and 1.9 assists while Michael Jacobson is averaging 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Lindell Wigginton is the third double-digit scorer and Talen Horton-Tucker is dishing 2.8 assists. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones have split their last four road games.

The Kansas Jayhawks look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 78 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Dedric Lawson is averaging 18.9 points and 10.7 rebounds while Lagerald Vick is averaging 15.1 points and two assists. Udoka Azubuike is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Dotson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t lost a home game since February 3 of last year.

The Cyclones are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Monday games, 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jayhawks are 35-16-3 ATS in their last 54 games following a straight up loss. The Cyclones are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Kansas and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 19-9-2 in Jayhawks last 30 overall. The under is 5-1 in Cyclones last 6 overall.

The Iowa State Cyclones just smoked the Kansas Jayhawks by 17 points a couple of weeks ago when they were 2.5 point favorites. The difference in this game is that it's at Allen Fieldhouse, a place where the Jayhawks are shooting 49.5 percent from the field, allowing 39 percent shooting and winning by an average of 14.1 points. Kansas should also be up for this game after the way it just lost to West Virginia over the weekend on the last shot of the game. The Iowa State Cyclones are a highly impressive team and it's always worth considering them in the underdog role, but Lawrence is one of the tougher venues to play  in college basketball, and I need a few more points for me to get off the Jayhawks. I'll lay the reasonable number.

Pick:
Kansas Jayhawks -4.5

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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