Cyclones vs. Bears Prediction
The Iowa State Cyclones and the Baylor Bears will play an important Big 12 Conference Tournament quarterfinals game this afternoon. Is ISU the correct play for bettors to make in this matchup?
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cyclones are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 144 points. As of Thursday morning, 61 percent of public bets are siding with Iowa State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Cyclones drop third straight
Iowa State watched Texas Tech clinch the Big 12 title Saturday afternoon on its home floor as it fell 80-73 to end the regular season with a 20-11 overall record and 9-9 in conference action. The Cyclones were outscored 46-37 in the second half of the loss. Iowa State shot 24-of-54 from the field, 8-of-19 from 3-point range plus 17-of-26 at the free throw line. Marial Shayok paced the Cyclones with 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 from the free throw line. He also dished out two assists. Lindell Wigginton tallied 17 points, seven boards and four assists off the bench. Michael Jacobson accounted for 15 points, six caroms and two assists. Talen Horton-Tucker added 13 points plus two rebounds and two assists as a reserve.
Bears fall at Jayhawks
Baylor lost a third consecutive game Saturday with a 76-70 decision at Kansas to finish the regular season at 19-12 overall and 10-8 in the conference. The Bears were outscored 46-41 in the second half as the hosts put it away. Baylor shot 24-of-61 from the floor, 6-of-31 from 3-point range plus 16-of-24 at the free throw line. Jared Butler led the way with 31 points on 10-of-21 shooting including 3-of-10 from 3-point range plus 8-of-10 at the charity stripe. He also racked up six rebounds and three assists. Mario Kegler tallied 11 points and six rebounds. Devonte Bandoo added 10 points and three boards off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cyclones are 16-15 ATS this season. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 ISU games.
The Bears are 16-13-2 ATS this season. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 Baylor games.
The Cyclones were swept by Baylor in the regular season, falling 73-70 on the road and 73-69 at home. It's difficult to beat a team three times in one season and it's not like the Bears are coming into this one in great form either. Iowa State is the more talented team overall and should be able to find a way to get over the hump against Baylor this time. Take the favorites.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA STATE CYCLONES -3