Kansas vs. Iowa State Prediction & Odds
Number eight Kansas heads to Ames to face #13 Iowa State at 12:00 PM ET Saturday afternoon on ESPN. Can the Cyclones cover the 1.5-point spread as home underdogs?
Kansas is 18-4 on the year with their best wins coming over Iowa State and Kansas State. Their worst losses came against TCU and Baylor. The Jayhawks are 9-13 against the spread this season.
Iowa State is 15-6 this season with their best wins coming over Kansas State and Texas. Their worst losses came against Iowa and Missouri. The Cyclones are 12-9 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
609 Kansas Jayhawks (-1.5) vs. 610 Iowa State Cyclones (+1.5); O/U 135.5
12:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 4, 2023
James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
Kansas vs. Iowa State Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Jayhawks in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 61% of public bets are on Kansas -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.
Kansas Game Notes
Kansas guard Kevin McCullar Jr. has been dealing with an undisclosed injury, but he’s listed as probable for Saturday’s game against Iowa State. McCullar is averaging 10.7 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Jayhawks this season.
Jayhawks’ sophomore forward K.J. Adams Jr. has been coming on in the past few weeks. Adams has scored at least 10 points in 12 of his last 15 games and is averaging 10.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest on the year.
Iowa State Game Notes
Iowa State’s Caleb Grill is one of the best shooters in the Big 12. Grill is sinking 2.5 three-pointers per game which is tied for second in the conference. For the season, Caleb Grill is posting 10.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while shooting a scorching 40.2% from beyond the arc.
Iowa State center Osun Osunniyi could have a big impact on this game. Ossuniyi recorded 14 points and 6 rebounds in the Cyclones’ first game against the Jayhawks on January 14th, and he may be called upon again to score and rebound this Saturday.
Kansas vs. Iowa State CBB Betting Trends
Kansas is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win.
Iowa State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between Kansas and Iowa State.
The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between Kansas and Iowa State.
Kansas vs. Iowa State CBB Prediction:
These two teams played each other in Lawrence on January 14th, and Kansas won that game 62-60. The Jayhawks shot below their season averages both from the three-point line and the free throw line in that game, which allowed Iowa State to easily cover the spread as 7.5-point underdogs. I think things will be different this time around as Kansas desperately needs this game to stay in the hunt for the regular season Big 12 championship. The Cyclones are the only Big 12 team without a home loss this year, but I think that changes Saturday as Kansas will be the best team that Iowa State has faced in Ames all season. For those reasons, I like the Jayhawks to get it done on the road.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -1.5