Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones NCAAB Betting Prediction

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones Prediction 1/27/2024

The Kansas Jayhawks (16-3) travel to face off against the Iowa State Cyclones (15-4) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum in Ames and televised on CBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 1:30 ET.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game against Iowa State, Kansas finds themselves as a 3.5-point underdog. On the season, the Jayhawks have a record of 16-3, including a 4-2 mark in Big 12 play. They have been even better at home, going 11-0 compared to 5-3 on the road.

Over their last 10 games away from home, Kansas has gone 6-4. In their most recent game, they defeated Cincinnati by a score of 74-69. So far this year, the Jayhawks have been the favorite in all 19 of their games, going 16-3.

As the underdog this season, Kansas has an ATS record of 0-0. However, the Jayhawks’ overall ATS mark is just 7-12. On the road, their ATS record is 2-6, and over their last 10 road games, they are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 9-10. On average, their games have finished with 146.9 points compared to an average over/under line of 145.8, resulting in a margin of +1.1 points. This year, 11 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line of 143.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 158 points.

The Iowa State Cyclones Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 12-1 at home, Iowa State is favored by 3.5 points against Kansas. Their average scoring margin at home is +29.1 points per game, and they have won eight straight games at home.

Coming off a 78-67 win over Kansas State, the Cyclones are 15-4 overall and have won two straight games. In Big 12 play, they are 4-2, and their record as the favorite is 13-2.

As the favorite this season, Iowa State has gone 10-4-1 vs. the spread. At home, the Cyclones’ ATS mark is 10-2-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Iowa State has an ATS record of 6-3-1.

So far this season, the over/under record for Iowa State is 12-7 and their games have averaged 141.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (137.9). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 149 points.

Kansas Offense Breakdown

The Kansas offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Cincinnati. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.2% and connected on 6 threes. Kevin McCullar Jr. is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 20 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Hunter Dickinson brings a PPG average of 18.8 into the game.

Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 20.0 6.3 4.7
Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.8 11.1 1.9
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.6 4.8 3.1

Iowa State Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Iowa State offense ended with 78 points against Kansas State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 7 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Keshon Gilbert, who holds an average of 13.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tamin Lipsey is averaging 14.1 points per game this season.

Keshon Gilbert (G) 13.6 4.6 4.3
Tamin Lipsey (G) 14.1 5.3 5.6
Milan Momcilovic (F) 13.3 3.4 1.1

Kansas Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 67.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Cincinnati, the Bearcats finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 69 points vs. Kansas.

Iowa State Team Defense

At this time, the Cyclones’ defense is positioned 7th in the country, permitting 61.1 points per game. Iowa State’s three-point defense is currently 179th in the country at 8.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.5% of their shots vs. Iowa State.

Jayhawks vs Cyclones Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Jayhawks offense has averaged 79 points per game while allowing an average of 72. Kansas posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Cyclones offense has averaged 69 points per game while allowing an average of 76. Iowa State posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Kansas has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Cyclones have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Jayhawks vs Cyclones Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Cyclones, with a final score of 76-68, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Cyclones at -3.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 143.5 and our model has the Jayhawks and Cyclones finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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