Sooners vs. Cyclones Prediction
The Iowa State Cyclones have lost three of their last four games heading into tonight's home showdown against the Oklahoma Sooners. Can ISU make its fans happy with a win and cover the spread as the favorites?
Monday, February 25, 2019
Hilton Coliseum at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cyclones are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 143.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Oklahoma. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Sooners hold on against Longhorns
Oklahoma earned a 69-67 home victory Saturday over Texas as Jamal Bienemy blocked a potential game-tying shot at the buzzer. The Sooners (17-10, 5-9 Big 12 Conference) led 42-28 at halftime and held off a Longhorns rally attempt after the break. Oklahoma shot 28-of-58 from the field, 6-of-14 from 3-point distance and 7-of-12 at the charity stripe. Christian James led the Sooners with 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point range plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Kristian Doolittle accounted for 15 points and seven boards. Brady Manek added 12 points and five caroms.
Cyclones fall at Horned Frogs
Iowa State lost by a count of 75-72 at Texas Christian Saturday to drop to 19-8 overall and 8-6 in conference action. The Cyclones trailed 36-26 at halftime and were unable to rally all the way back. Michael Jacobson paced ISU with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-3 at the free throw line. He also contributed seven rebounds and two steals. Lindell Wigginton tallied 15 points, two boards and two blocked shots off the bench. Talen Horton-Tucker tallied 14 points plus nine caroms and five steals. Cameron Lard added 10 points and six rebounds. Iowa State shot 31-of-69 from the floor, 2-of-20 on 3-point attempts and 8-of-11 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Sooners are 8-1-3 ATS in their last 12 road games. Oklahoma is 17-7-3 ATS in its last 27 games overall.
The Cyclones are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. Iowa State is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 Monday games.
Iowa State has struggled lately and also only defeated the Sooners 75-74 on the road back on Feb. 4. This spread seems just a bit too wide, especially considering Oklahoma has looked better in winning its last two games. The Sooners are stout defensively and I see them staying in this one long enough to cover the spread.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA SOONERS +9