Iowa State vs. Missouri Prediction & Odds
Number twelve Iowa State heads to Columbia to play unranked Missouri on ESPN2 at 2:00 PM ET Saturday afternoon. Can the Cyclones cover the 1.5-point spread as road favorites?
Iowa State is 15-4 on the year with their best wins coming over Texas and Kansas State. Their worst losses came against Iowa and Oklahoma State. The Cyclones are 12-7 against the spread this season.
Missouri is 15-5 this season with their best wins coming over Illinois and Arkansas. Their worst losses came against Texas A&M and Florida. The Tigers are 11-9 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
649 Iowa State Cyclones (-1.5) vs. 650 Missouri Tigers (+1.5); O/U 141
2:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 28, 2023
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO
Iowa State vs. Missouri Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Tigers in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 80% of public bets are on Missouri +1.5. 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
Iowa State senior forward Aljaz Kunc broke his finger in mid-December and likely won’t be back until February. Kunc had been averaging 8.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 28.6 minutes per contest for the Cyclones this season. But Iowa State has gone 6-2 since the injury to Kunc, including ranked wins over Baylor, TCU, and Kansas State.
Iowa State senior guard Jaren Holmes has been consistent throughout the Cyclones' stretch of winning play. Holmes has scored in double figures in 6 of the 8 games since Kunc’s injury, and he’s eclipsed the 20-point mark in two of Iowa State’s last three games. The Cyclones will need him to provide scoring punch if they’re going to cover this game Saturday.
Missouri Game Notes
Missouri’s leading scorer is 6’8” senior guard Kobe Brown. Brown ranks sixth in the SEC with 15.8 points per game and second in the conference among qualified players with a shooting percentage of 56.5. Brown has poured in at least 11 points in each of his last 8 games and shot at least 50% from the field in every game but one during that span. If Missouri is going to pull off an upset it will likely be because of Kobe Brown’s scoring.
Iowa State vs. Missouri CBB Betting Trends
Missouri is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games against a team with a losing road record.
Missouri is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
Missouri is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS win.
The under is 16-7 in Iowa State’s last 23 games overall.
Iowa State vs. Missouri CBB Prediction:
This matchup is strength against strength. Iowa State is sixth in the nation in defensive efficiency and Missouri is ninth in the country in offensive efficiency. This game figures to be a close contest, but I give the slight edge to Mizzou because of where the game is being played. The Tigers are 11-2 at home this season while Iowa State is 2-3 in true road games this year. I think Missouri wins this game outright so I’ll take the Tigers and the points.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: MISSOURI TIGERS +1.5