Kansas vs. Iowa State - 2/17/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Iowa State Cyclones (11-14) at Kansas Jayhawks (22-3)
College Basketball: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -16 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Iowa State Cyclones will travel to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the 3rd ranked Kansas Jayhawks this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Iowa State Cyclones improved to 11-14 (4-8 Big 12) on the season after defeating the Texas Longhorns, 81-52, this past Saturday. Iowa State dominated Texas on both ends of the court in this one and had no trouble cruising to victory after taking a 53-32 lead with 12:33 left in regulation. Iowa State shot 57.1% from the field while holding Texas to just 29.3% shooting from the field and 25.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Cyclones was Michael Jacobson who had a double-double with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 assists.
On the season, Iowa State is averaging 73.8 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Cyclones are averaging 7.4 three-pointers per game on 31.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Iowa State has been led by Tyrese Hailburton (15.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 6.5 apg, 2.5 spg), Rasir Bolton (14.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.0 apg), and Prentiss Nixon (8.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg).
Defensively, Iowa State is allowing their opponents to average 71.9 ppg on 44.1% shooting from the field. The Cyclones have a rebound margin of -1.6 and a turnover margin of 2.2.
The Kansas Jayhawks won their 10th straight game and improved to 22-3 (11-1 Big 12) on the season after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners, 87-70, this past Saturday. Kansas was outstanding offensively agianst the Sooners and had no trouble pulling away for the victory after taking a 57-37 lead with 15:05 left in regulation. Kansas shot 48.5% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Jayhawks was Marcus Garrett who had 24 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, and 4 steals.
On the season, Kansas is averaging 74.8 ppg on 48.5% shooting from the field. The Jayhawks are averaging 6.5 three-pointers per game on 35.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Kansas has been led by Devon Dotson (18.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.3 apg, 2.1 spg), Udoka Azubuike (12.8 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.6 bpg), and Ochai Agbaji (10.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 spg).
Defensively, Kansas is holding their opponents to an average of just 60.2 ppg on 37.2% shooting from the field. The Jayhawks have a rebound margin of 6.2 and a turnover margin of 0.7.
The Cyclones are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games, however, are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. Kansas. The Jayhawks are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games and 15-10 ATS on the season.
Iowa State comes into this game ranked 110th in scoring offense, 251st in scoring defense, and 235th in defensive FG%.
Kansas has been outstanding on both ends of the court and come into this match-up ranked 84th in scoring offense, 10th in FG%, 7th in scoring defense, and 4th in defensive FG%.
This is a huge line for the Jayhawks to cover against an Iowa State team has had their number ATS as of late, however, between the fact that the Jayhawks dominated the Cyclones in a 26-point win on the road earlier this season and that Iowa State is 0-8 on the road this season, I think Kansas dominates this game and cover this large spread. Good Luck.