Baylor vs Iowa State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/15/24

Iowa State (25-7) vs Baylor (22-9)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 9:30 pm (T-Mobile Center)

Betting Odds: Iowa State -1.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Iowa State Cyclones and the Baylor Bears meet Friday in the college basketball Big 12 Tournament Semifinals at the T-Mobile Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an Iowa State vs. Baylor Prediction.

Iowa State Team Preview

The Iowa State Cyclones come into this game fresh off of a 76-57 win over Kansas State last time out. Keshon Gilbert leads the Cyclones in scoring with 13.5 PPG along with 4.4 RPG and 4.2 APG while Tamin Lipsey has 12.5 PPG with 4.7 RPG and a team-high 4.8 APG and 2.7 SPG to lead the Cyclones in assists and steals. Milan Momcilovic has 10.8 PPG with 3.1 RPG while Curtis Jones has 10.6 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Iowa State so far this season. Tre King has 9.4 PPG with a team-high 5.2 RPG to lead the Cyclones on the glass this season. As a team, Iowa State is averaging 75.8 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three and 69.5% from the foul line this season.

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Baylor Team Preview

The Baylor Bears come into this one after picking up a 68-56 win over Cincinnati in their last game. Ja’Kobe Walter leads the Bears in scoring with 14.7 PPG along with 4.5 RPG while Jalen Bridges has 11.6 PPG with 5.4 RPG. RayJ Dennis has 13.5 PPG with a team-high 6.7 APG to lead the Bears in the assist department as well as logging 3.8 RPG while Langston Love has 11 PPG. Yves Missi has 10.9 PPG with 5.6 RPG to lead the Bears on the glass while Jayden Nunn has 10.8 PPG as well, rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Baylor up to this point in the year. As a team, Baylor is averaging 81.5 PPG on 48.9% shooting from the field, 39.8% from three and 73.5% from the foul line this season.

Iowa State vs. Baylor Prediction

I’m on Iowa State here. I like this Baylor team a lot and think there’s a lot of pieces here to help this team make a deep run in the tournament. However, I keep looking past Iowa State because I think they’re a different team away from home, but all Iowa State did was suffocate Kansas State in their last game and prove that their defense travels. Iowa State has the ability to grind down the pace and make this a slugfest, and they’ve also owned Baylor, covering in each of the last 8 meetings. I’ll side with Iowa State in this one.

Chris’s Pick Iowa State -1.5

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