Under in play tonight for OK State-ISU
Tonight on ESPNU, Big 12 rivals Oklahoma State and Iowa State will battle at 7:00PM ET in what doesn't figure to be a close game.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cyclones are a 14-point home favorite versus the Cowboys while the over/under currently sits at 146.5 points. OK State enters play with a 12-17 record and is 13-13 against the spread, while Iowa State is 20-9 on the year and 13-12 at the betting window.
The Cowboys are in the midst of a 2-8 funk where they've gone 3-6-1 against the spread during that span. The Cyclones haven't been much better while going 5-5 straight up and 4-6 against the number, but Iowa State doesn't figure to have much issue beating OK State tonight.
But will the Cyclones cover? Instead of worrying about last minute free throws or a potential backdoor cover, bettors should look towards the total when searching for value in this matchup. The under has cashed in eight of the Cowboys' last 10 games and is 4-1 in their last five road games. The under is also 7-2 in nine of their last 12 conference matchups and is 8-2 in the Cyclones' last 10 games when they're coming off an ATS win.
With this being an uneven matchup in terms of talent, look for ISU to score plenty but for OK State to fall short of contributing to the 'over.'
MONDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: OKLAHOMA STATE/IOWA STATE UNDER 146.5