Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones NCAAB Betting Prediction

Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Prediction 1/24/2024

The Kansas State Wildcats (14-4) travel to face off against the Iowa State Cyclones (14-4) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum in Ames and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones

The Kansas State Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

Through 18 games, Kansas State is 14-4 overall and 3-1 in Big 12 play. On the road, the Wildcats are 4-2 with an average scoring margin of +5.3 points per game. So far, they have been the underdog in six games, going 3-3 in those contests.

In their most recent outing, the Wildcats defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 70-66. Over their last 10 games on the road, Kansas State has gone 5-5, and they are 3-2 in their last five.

As the underdog this season, Kansas State has gone 4-2 against the spread. On the road, the Wildcats have an ATS mark of 5-1. Over their last three road games, Kansas State is 3-0 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Kansas State’s games this year (146.3). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total during this stretch is 128 points.

The Iowa State Cyclones Are Coming Off A Win

When playing at home, Iowa State has been dominant, going 11-1 this season and outscoring opponents by an average of 30.6 points per game. They have won their last seven games at home and have gone 9-1 in their last 10.

Overall, the Cyclones are 14-4, and they are 3-2 in Big 12 play. In their last game, they defeated TCU 73-72. For the season, Iowa State has been favored in 14 of their 18 games, going 12-2 when favored.

As the favorite this season, Iowa State has gone 9-4-1 vs. the spread. Their home ATS mark is 9-2-1, and they are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cyclones have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Iowa State games is 11-7, and today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 138. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points, and during their last five games, the average scoring total is 131 points. Today’s OU record for Iowa State is 2-1.

Kansas State Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Kansas State offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Oklahoma State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.1%, and they made 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Cam Carter, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.6, while Tylor Perry also carries a PPG average of 14.9 into the game.

Cam Carter (G) 16.6 4.8 3.0
Tylor Perry (G) 14.9 3.1 5.1
Arthur Kaluma (F) 15.2 7.9 2.0

Iowa State Offense Breakdown

The Iowa State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. TCU. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.8% while connecting on 7 threes. Offensively, the Cyclones hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 49th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 186th in terms of percentage and 294th in three-pointers made.

Tamin Lipsey (G) 14.5 5.5 5.6
Keshon Gilbert (G) 13.5 4.1 4.5
Milan Momcilovic (F) 12.9 3.3 1.1

Kansas State Team Defense

Currently, the Wildcats’ defense holds the 72nd rank in the nation, allowing 67.3 points per game. Kansas State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Oklahoma State offense to knock down 52% of their shots on their way to putting up 66 points.

Iowa State Team Defense

So far this season, the Iowa State defense has been performing well, ranking 6th in the country at 60.7 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Iowa State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.2% this season.

Wildcats vs Cyclones Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Kansas State has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 72 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • Although Iowa State has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 70 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Wildcats have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Cyclones have an overall record of 3-0 while going 1-1-1 against the spread.

Wildcats vs Cyclones Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Cyclones vs. Cyclones matchup, we’re leaning towards the Cyclones at -8.5. Although our projections show the Cyclones winning 75-69, we suggest placing your bet on the Wildcats for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 134.5, and our model projects the Wildcats and Cyclones to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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