Cyclones vs. Jayhawks Prediction
The fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks will look to avenge a loss earlier this season and also bounce back from a loss in their last game tonight when they host the 24th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones. Is a bet on Kansas at home the smart play to make?
Monday, January 21, 2019
Allen Fieldhouse at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jayhawks are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 147.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 62 percent of public bets are being placed on host Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Cyclones down Cowboys at home
Iowa State recorded a 72-59 home victory Saturday over Oklahoma State to improve to 14-4 overall and 4-2 in the Big 12 Conference. Marial Shayok paced the Cyclones with 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 4-of-8 on 3-point attempts plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also pulled down two rebounds. Lindell Wigginton contributed 14 points, three assists and two rebounds off the bench. Cameron Lard had 12 points, five boards and three blocked shots. as a reserve. Nick Weiler-Babb added 10 points, four caroms and four dimes. Iowa State led 40-29 at halftime and did not relent after the break. The Cyclones shot 23-of-55 from the field, 10-of-25 on 3-pointers and 16-of-20 at the free throw line.
Jayhawks stunned by Mountaineers
Kansas dropped a 65-64 decision at West Virginia Saturday afternoon as the hosts hit the go-ahead layup with 8.5 seconds remaining. The Jayhawks led 64-58 with 2:38 remaining, but did not score the rest of the way as the Mountaineers climbed back to steal the win. Kansas shot 24-of-55 from the floor, 5-of-16 from 3-point range and 11-of-13 from the free throw line. Dedric Lawson paced the Jayhawks with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting plus 5-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also grabbed 11 rebounds. Marcus Garrett tallied 15 points, six steals, three assists and two boards. Lagerald Vick added 13 points and three rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cyclones are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. Iowa State is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 road games.
The Jayhawks are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings. Kansas is 0-4 ATS in the last four home meetings versus ISU.
The Cyclones always seem to play Kansas tough and I'm betting on that happening again here. Kansas struggled Saturday and this is a quick turnaround to sort things out. Iowa State is top 20 nationally in both adjusted efficiency on offense and defense, while the Jayhawks are only 29th in adjusted offensive efficiency. I'm going to bet on Iowa State being a thorn in Kansas' side yet again.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA STATE CYCLONES +5.5