Iowa State vs. Kansas State Prediction

Iowa State vs. Kansas State, 2/18/23 CBB Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

A pair of top-25 teams square off in Manhattan, KS on Saturday afternoon when No. 12 Kansas State hosts No. 19 Iowa State at 2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Given the Wildcats’ success at the betting window, are they the smart play as a 3.5-point home favorite?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

651 Iowa State Cyclones (+3.5) at 652 Kansas State Wildcats (-3.5); o/u 134.5

2:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 18, 2023

Bramiage Coliseum, Manhattan, KS

Iowa State vs. Kansas Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 77% of public bettors are currently backing Kansas State when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Iowa State Cyclones DFS Spin

Aljaz Kunc recorded 22 points (7-10 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, one block and two steals over 31 minutes during Wednesday's 70-59 victory over TCU. Kunc logged a new season high for points during his first game back in the starting lineup since mid-December. The 6-foot-8 senior averaged 8.5 points and 5.9 rebounds while starting the first 11 games of the season. He then missed 10 games in a row with a finger injury before coming off the bench for three contests. Kunc has now scored three, 13 and 22 points while playing 22, 23 and 31 minutes during the last three games, respectively. This steady increase in playing time and production should give Kunc a solid base to build off of over the Cyclones' final five regular-season games.

Kansas State Wildcats DFS Spin

Keyontae Johnson totaled 14 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists and three steals across 39 minutes during Tuesday's 79-65 loss to Oklahoma. Johnson finished with a slightly below-average outing by his standards this season, logging fewer than five boards for the fifth time this season while also scoring below his season average for the fourth game in a row. The 6-foot-6 senior has been one of the Big 12's best fantasy players this season with 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. However, he's now averaged just 13.3 points and 5.5 boards across the last four contests. Johnson will look to regain his massively productive form during Saturday's home game against a defensive-minded Iowa State squad.

Iowa State vs. Kansas State CBB Betting Trends

Under is 5-0 in Cyclones last 5 Saturday games

Over is 4-1 in Cyclones last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record

Under is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 Saturday games

Under is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 home games.

Iowa State vs. Kansas State CBB Prediction:

The Wildcats are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, are 5-1 against the number in their last six home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400 and are 6-1 against the number in their last seven home games versus a team with a losing road record. On the other side, the Cyclones are 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games, are 0-4 against the number in their last four road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record and are 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.


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