Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State NCAAB Betting Prediction

Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Prediction 3/9/2024

The Iowa State Cyclones (24-6) travel to face off against the Kansas State Wildcats (17-13) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan and televised on ESPN2. Iowa State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Kansas State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kansas. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats

The Iowa State Cyclones Are Coming Off A Win

Entering today’s game, Iowa State is favored by 4.5 points, and they have been favored in 22 of their 30 games this season. They have gone 20-2 as the favorite, including a 13-4 record in Big 12 play.

Overall, the Cyclones have gone 24-6, and they are currently riding a four-game winning streak. Their road record this season is 6-5, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home.

As the favorite this season, Iowa State has gone 14-7-1 vs. the spread. Their ATS record on the road this year is 6-4-1. Over their last three road games, the Cyclones are 2-0-1 vs. the spread and they are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games as the road team.

Today’s over/under line of 134 for Iowa State’s game against Kansas State is very similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (138.3). This year, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line and their over/under record is 15-15. However, in their last three games, the average scoring total is just 115 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

The Kansas State Wildcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their last two games, Kansas State will be looking to get back on track at home. So far this season, the Wildcats have gone 12-4 at home, compared to 4-9 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +5.6 compared to -3.1 on the road.

Overall, Kansas State has gone 17-13 this season, including a 6-10 record in Big 12 play. They have been the underdog in 13 games, going 4-9 in those matchups. Their most recent game was a 90-68 loss to Kansas.

At home this season, Kansas State is just 7-9 vs. the spread, and their overall ATS mark is 15-14. However, they have been better vs. the spread as the underdog, going 8-5 this year and 7-3 over their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 134 is lower than the average over/under line in Kansas State’s games this year (143.6). This year, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 162 points.

Iowa State Offense Breakdown

The Iowa State offense is coming off a game where they scored 68 points against BYU. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.8% and connected on 6 threes. Leading Iowa State in scoring vs. BYU was Tamin Lipsey with his 19 points. Curtis Jones also added 18 points for the Cyclones.

Keshon Gilbert (G) 13.6 4.6 4.2
Tamin Lipsey (G) 12.5 4.7 5.0
Milan Momcilovic (F) 11.3 3.1 1.3

Kansas State Offense Breakdown

The Kansas State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 68 points vs. Kansas. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.6% while connecting on 8 threes. William McNair was the leading scorer for the Wildcats, putting up 17 points. In addition, Arthur Kaluma contributed 10 points.

Tylor Perry (G) 15.5 3.0 4.5
Cam Carter (G) 14.7 5.0 2.6
Arthur Kaluma (F) 14.5 7.1 2.1

Iowa State Team Defense

At present, the Cyclones’ defense is nationally ranked 6th, allowing 62.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Iowa State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.0% this season.

Kansas State Team Defense

In terms of defense, Kansas State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.6 points per game. In today’s game vs. Iowa State, the Kansas State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Kansas State made 28 free-throws vs. the Wildcats.

Cyclones vs Wildcats Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Iowa State has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-0-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 66 points per game.
  • Although Kansas State has a straight up record of 2-8 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 66 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Wildcats have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Cyclones have a straight up record of 10-0. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.

Cyclones vs Wildcats Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +4.5, we recommend going with the Wildcats on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 134, and our model projects the Cyclones and Wildcats to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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