|College Basketball Iowa State vs. Kansas Picks & Predictions for February 25, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 25 February 2013 16:04|
Kansas vs. Iowa State Free Pick
AMES, IA (ATS Consultants) - Kansas will head to James H. Hilton to take on Iowa State at 9:00PM ET tonight in a matchup of a Big 12 rivals.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Kansas as a 1-point favorite versus Iowa State, while the over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points. The Jayhawks are 23-4 overall and 11-3 against the Big 12, while the Cyclones are 19-8 overall and 9-5 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: Kansas opened as a 1.5-point favorite but the spread has been bet down to 1 point at most sports books. As for the total, it opened at 144 but has been bet down to 143.5 at the majority of sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 61% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Jayhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Iowa State. According to latest college basketball trends, Jayhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS last 6 in series. Iowa State is 7-2 ATS last 9 games overall, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, Dog is 5-1 ATS last 6 in series and 37-16-2 ATS in their last 55 vs. Big 12.
Iowa State took Kansas into overtime the first time in Lawrence. Now the Jayhawks take on a pretty desperate Iowa State team who are a true NCAA bubble team. Kansas has won four straight after going through a very rare three-game losing streak. They crushed TCU at home on Saturday, 74-48 as a 23-point betting odds favorite. Iowa State has won three straight, including an easy 86-66 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, giving 18. The Cyclones are two games back of Kansas (11-3) in the Big 12 with four to play. Iowa State has the third-longest home winning streak in the nation at 22 games and is 31-2 at Hilton Coliseum over the last two seasons. Iowa State's Chris Babb has made four or more 3-pointers in the last eight games, shooting 53.2 from beyond the arc in that span. Tyrus McGee is averaging 17.2 points and shooting 59.3 from the field in the last five games, including 53.3 from 3-point range.
SUNDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: IOWA STATE CYCLONES +1