Cyclones vs. Jayhawks Prediction
The Iowa State Cyclones and the 17th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks will meet today in the Big 12 Conference Tournament championship game. Will Iowa State continue its stellar run and clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with one more win?
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Sprint Center at 6PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jayhawks are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 147 points. As of Saturday morning, 68 percent of public bets are siding with Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Cyclones slip past Cyclones
Iowa State carved out a 63-59 victory Friday over Kansas State to earn a bid to the Big 12 Tournament title game. The Cyclones led 35-25 at halftime before holding off a Wildcats rally after the break. Iowa State shot 21-of-50 from the floor, 6-of-22 from 3-point range plus 15-of-18 at the charity stripe. Marial Shayok led the Cyclones with 21 points on 5-of-12 shooting including 3-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-8 at the free throw line. He also tallied three rebounds. Nick Weiler-Babb added 12 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Jayhawks race past Mountaineers
Kansas picked up an 88-74 win over West Virginia Friday night to advance to the Big 12 Tourney championship contest. The Jayhawks led 48-40 at halftime before pulling away in the second half. Kansas shot 33-of-63 from the field, 8-of-20 from 3-point range plus 14-of-16 at the free throw line. Dedric Lawson led the Jayhawks with 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Quentin Grimes tallied 18 points, eight boards, four assists and four steals. Devon Dotson contributed 13 points, six dimes and five caroms. Marcus Garrett added 11 points, five rebounds and two assists off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cyclones are 1-5 ATS in their last six Saturday games. Iowa State is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Jayhawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Big 12 games. The favorite is 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings.
Iowa State has played Kansas very tough over the years, considering the Jayhawks their biggest rival within the conference. This season was no different, defeating Kansas 77-60 at home before falling 80-76 on the road. The Cyclones have solidified their NCAA Tournament chances with their tournament run after some late-season struggles, but they could cap it off the automatic way today. I'm going all in on ISU to get it done.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA STATE CYCLONES +1.5