Iowa State vs Baylor Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/4/23
Baylor Bears (22-8) vs Iowa State Cyclones (16-12)
Game Info: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
Betting Odds: Baylor Bears -7.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Iowa State Cyclones will play the Baylor Bears on Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
Iowa State Preview
The Iowa State Cyclones are 17-12 (8-9) this season after they lost to West Virginia by a score of 72-69 in their last game. Iowa State shot 46.2% from the field and made 8 three pointers in the loss. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 68.3 points per game, 62.3 points against per game, 33.1 rebounds per game, and 14.1 assists per game. Jaren Holmes has led the Cyclones this season with 13.1 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. Iowa State is shooting 44.8% from the field, 67.2% on free throws, and 33.5% on three pointers this year.
The Baylor Bears are 22-8 (11-6) this season after they defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 74-68 in their last game. Baylor shot 41.8% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the win. The Baylor Bears are averaging 78 points per game, 69.9 points against per game, 35.2 rebounds per game, and 14.8 assists per game. Keyonte George (questionable) has led the Bears this season with 16.3 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. Baylor is shooting 44.9% from the field, 75.1% on free throws, and 36.8% on three pointers this year.
Iowa State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. The under is 5-1 in Iowa State’s last 6 games. Baylor is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games. The under is 6-2-1 in Baylor’s last 9 games following a win. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.
Iowa State comes into this game on a four game losing streak and will face a very good Baylor team. Baylor has won two games in a row and plays great basketball at home. This Iowa State team struggles to score and has only scored more than 55 points in one of their last four games. The Cyclones also just dismissed their third leading scorer, so it will be even more difficult to generate baskets. I like Baylor to win easily here.