NCAA Basketball Look Ahead; Saturday, Jan. 1st, 2022
Most college basketball teams have wrapped up their portion of the non-conference schedule, and we now find ourselves jumping into the conference slates.
Most teams have played one or two games so far in the conference, but now we turn to almost exclusively conference bouts. There are a ton of deep conferences this year, and that will only lead to an exciting next few months.
Below, we will look at Baylor Bears vs Iowa State Cyclones January 1st matchup and who has the edge coming into the game.
Battle of the Undefeated; Baylor Bears Travel to Iowa to Face the Iowa State Cyclones
A matchup of two undefeated teams is on the table for New Year’s Day as the Baylor Bears, and the Iowa State Cyclones meet. Baylor is 11-0 on the season and is ranked as the top team in the country.
Cyclones are 12-0 on the season and are ranked #9 in the country. This will be an exciting matchup as the Cyclones and Bears play two pretty similar styles of play.
Baylor averages 81.9 points per game, while Iowa State averages 73.1 points per game. Baylor allows just 55.8 points per game, while Iowa State allows 56.1 points a game.
This has a chance to turn into a big defensive battle as both teams hang their hats on the defensive end. Look for Iowa State to have the home edge here.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.