Iowa State vs. Baylor Prediction & Odds
Big 12 rivals meet in Waco, TX on Saturday afternoon when No. 7 Baylor hosts Iowa State at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Given the Cyclones’ ATS issues of late, are the Bears the best option as 7.5-point home favorites?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
605 Iowa State Cyclones (+7.5) at 606 Baylor Bears (-7.5); o/u 135.5
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 4, 2023
Ferrell Center, Waco, TX
Iowa State vs. Baylor Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page shows that 67% of public bets are on Baylor in this contest. These public betting figures are subject to change, however, so be sure to click on the link provided to get the most up to date CBB public betting information.
Iowa State Cyclones DFS Spin
Gabe Kalscheurv ended Monday's 72-69 loss to West Virginia with 26 points (8-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes. Kalscheur averaged 14.8 points during the second half of February. Most of them were using three-pointers. Including only three-pointers, Kalscheur would have averaged 10.5 points on a 37.8 field goal percentage.
Baylor Bears DFS Spin
LJ Cryer notched 15 points (5-15 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists in 40 minutes during Monday's 74-68 victory over Oklahoma State. Cryer played every minute for the first time this season, as he had to carry a bigger role with leading scorer Keyonte George (ankle) sitting out and reserve guard Langston Love (eye) forced out early Monday. However, the Bears' starting point guard, who averaged 14.6 points while attempting 10.0 field-goal attempts per game over the previous seven contests, recorded one of his least efficient shooting performances of the season. However, Cryer has still shot 45.4 percent from the field overall and 42.2 percent from beyond the arc this season. Therefore, Cryer could still be in line for a significant jump in scoring should George and Love both remain sidelined during Saturday's regular-season finale versus Iowa State.
Iowa State vs. Baylor CBB Betting Trends
Under is 5-1 in Cyclones last 6 overall
Under is 12-4 in Cyclones last 16 road games
Under is 6-2 in Bears last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
Over is 20-7-1 in Bears last 28 vs. a team with a winning straight up record
Iowa State vs. Baylor CBB Prediction:
The Cyclones are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall, are 0-6 against the number in their last six road games and are 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. On the other side, the Bears are 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games overall and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: BAYLOR BEARS -7.5