Jayhawks vs. Cyclones Prediction
The third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks will be in action tonight as the favorites at the Iowa State Cyclones? Can Kansas take care of business in Big 12 Conference action?
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Hilton Coliseum at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Jayhawks are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 142.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 65 percent of public betting page is coming in on visiting Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Jayhawks rally past Mountaineers
Kansas secured a 60-53 home win Saturday afternoon over West Virginia to improve to 11-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play. The Jayhawks trailed 30-24 at halftime before outscoring the Mountaineers 36-23 in the second half to mount the comeback. Udoka Azuibuike paced Kansas with 17 points on 6-of-6 shooting plus 5-of-10 at the free throw line. He also ripped down 11 rebounds. Devon Dotson accounted for 16 points, four steals, three boards and two assists. Marcus Garrett added 12 points, six dimes and two steals.
Cyclones drop heartbreaker in OT
Iowa State allowed the game-tying 3-point on a deep shot at the buzzer before falling 81-79 in overtime Saturday at Texas Christian. The Cyclones outscored the Horned Frogs 36-35 in the second half before being outscored 7-5 in the extra session. Tyrese Haliburton led ISU with 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He also registered 12 points, 10 assists and three steals to complete the triple-double. George Conditt IV contributed 19 points, six boards and two dimes off the bench. Rasir Bolton tallied 17 points, six caroms and four assists. Prentiss Nixon added 12 points and three rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Jayhawks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. Kansas is 37-17-2 ATS in its last 56 Wednesday games.
The Cyclones are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as an underdog. The home team is 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings.
There have been some fantastic meetings between these two programs in the last 10 or 15 years, but I'm not sure if this one has the makings of another. The Cycloenes are a bit down and while they have fared well offensively, there are real struggles on the defensive end. Against a Kansas squad that is deep and takes advantage of mismatches plus mistakes, I think it continues its run of success here. The Jayhawks will certainly be focused after losing 77-60 at Iowa State last year.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -4.5