Iowa State vs. Kansas Prediction & Odds

Iowa State vs. Kansas 1/14/23 Betting Prediction, Odds, & Trends

Number fourteen Iowa State heads to Lawrence to play #2 Kansas at 4:00 PM ET Saturday evening on ESPN+. Can the Cyclones cover the 7.5-point spread as road underdogs?

Iowa State is 13-2 on the year with their best wins coming over TCU and Baylor. Their only losses came against UConn and Iowa. The Cyclones are 10-5 against the spread this season.

Kansas is 15-1 this season with their best wins coming over Duke and Indiana. Their only loss came against Tennessee on November 25th. The Jayhawks are 7-9 against the spread this year.

Game Matchup and Betting Odds

709 Iowa State Cyclones (+7.5) vs. 710 Kansas Jayhawks (-7.5); O/U 133

4:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 14, 2023

Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

Iowa State vs. Kansas Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Cyclones in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 67% of public bets are on Iowa State +7.5. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Iowa State Game Notes

One of Iowa State’s key players is senior guard Gabe Kalscheur. The 6’4” Minnesota native is averaging 11.8 points per game for the Cyclones this season. During Iowa State’s current 6-game winning streak, Kalscheur has scored at least 9 points and made at least one three-pointer in each contest. His shooting and defense (1.9 steals per game) are vital to the Cyclones’ chances on Saturday. 

Kansas Game Notes

Kansas forward Jalen Wilson is the Big 12’s leading scorer with 20 points per game. The 6’8” junior from Denton, Texas is also second in the conference in rebounding with 8.8 per game. Wilson is more of a volume scorer as he’s only shooting 40.7% from the field and 34% from three-point range, but his size and interior presence open things up for the Jayhawks’ three-point shooters like Grady Dick and Dajuan Harris Jr. who are both shooting north of 47% from deep this season.

Iowa State vs. Kansas CBB Betting Trends

Iowa State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an outright win.

Iowa State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.

Kansas is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record.

The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between Iowa State and Kansas. 

Iowa State vs. Kansas CBB Prediction:

The Iowa State Cyclones have begun their conference schedule with 4 straight wins. They beat Baylor at home, then toppled Oklahoma and TCU on the road before bludgeoning Texas Tech at home by a score of 84-50. The Cyclones have done it with defense this year. Iowa State is fourth in the nation in defensive efficiency and seventh in the country in opponent points per game. The Cyclones play a grind-it-out style as they rank 296th in the country in adjusted tempo. By contrast, Kansas is 114th in the nation in tempo. If Iowa State is able to slow down this game and turn it into a defensive struggle, that exponentially increases their chances of covering the 7.5-point spread in this contest. I think that the Cyclones will show that defense travels and that they’ll cover the number on Saturday.  


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