Cyclones vs. Bears Prediction
The second-ranked Baylor Bears are coming off a huge road win over the weekend. Is Baylor going to avoid a letdown tonight as it returns home to welcome in the Iowa State Cyclones?
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Ferrell Center at 8PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bears are a 9-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 138 points. As of Wednesday morning, 62 percent of public bets are siding with host Baylor. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Cyclones snap three-game skid
Iowa State picked up an 81-68 home win Saturday night over Oklahoma to improve to 8-7 overall and 1-2 in the Big 12 Conference. The Cyclones led 42-25 at halftime on their way to the victory. Rasir Bolton led ISU with 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point distance. He also contributed six assists and two rebounds. Tyrese Haliburton tallied 15 points, eight dimes, five boards and three steals. Tre Jackson contributed 12 points and five caroms. Terrence Lewis added 10 points and two rebounds.
Bears stun Jayhawks
Baylor rolled to a 67-55 victory at Kansas Saturday afternoon to move to 13-1 overall and 3-0 in conference action. The Bears established a 37-24 halftime advantage en route to the triumph. Jared Butler paced Baylor with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point range plus 1-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also registered four rebounds, three assists and two steals. MaCio Teague contributed 16 points, seven boards and three dimes. Freddie Gillespie had 13 points and five caroms. Davion Mitchell added 10 points and two rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cyclones are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a road underdog. Iowa State is 0-4 ATS in its last four Wednesday games.
The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Baylor is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games as a home favorite.
Baylor is playing with a ton of confidence and I would have thought this would be a double-digit spread before I saw it. The Bears have an elite defense and an offense that gets the job done most nights and never needs to be great because of that defense. The Cyclones have a solid offense but will struggle to score and they have defensive issues that should allow Baylor to pull away as the game progresses.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BAYLOR BEARS -9