Cyclones vs. Wildcats Prediction
The Iowa State Cyclones and the 15th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats split their season series with each team winning on the opponent's home court. Will co-regular season champion KSU take care of business today as the slight favorites today in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals?
Friday, March 15, 2019
Sprint Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 131 points. As of Friday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on Iowa State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Cyclones roll past Bears
Iowa State picked up an 83-66 victory Thursday over Baylor to move on to the Big 12 Conference Tournament semifinals. The Cyclones led 38-29 at halftime and continued to pull away after the break. Iowa State shot 30-of-58 from the floor, 13-of-25 from 3-point range plus 10-of-14 at the free throw line.Talen Horton-Tucker paced the Cyclones with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 5-of-9 shooting. He also notched four rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals. Marial Shayok tallied 18 points, three assists and two boards. Lindell Wigginton contributed 16 points, three caroms and three assists. Tyrese Haliburton added 13 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Wildcats take down Horned Frogs
Kansas State picked up a 70-61 win over TCU Thursday night in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals to improve to 25-7 on the season. The Wildcats outscored the Horned Frogs 38-27 in the second half to notch the win. Kansas State shot 26-of-62 from the floor, 8-of-25 from 3-point range plus 10-of-15 at the free throw line. Xavier Sneed paced the Wildcats with 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point land plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also recorded seven rebounds and five assists. Barry Brown Jr. contributed 12 points, six assists and four boards. Kamau Stokes had 11 points, three caroms, two assists and two steals. Makol Mawien added 10 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cyclones are 6-2 ATS in their last eight neutral site games. Iowa State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 Big 12 games.
The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last five neutral site games. Kansas State is 19-7-1 ATS in its last 27 Big 12 games.
This game is probably more important for the Cyclones in the grand scheme of things and they are one of the few teams in the Big 12 that are elite enough offensively to offset the dominant Kansas State defense. The absence of senior Dean Wade as an interior presence for the Wildcats will likely play a factor here. Go with Iowa State to get the win.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA STATE CYCLONES +1