College Basketball Picks: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 25, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones

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    The Kansas Jayhawks (23-4) lead the country in holding foes to 35.5 percent shooting from the field, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Monday night, as they travel to take on the Iowa State Cyclones (19-8) at the Hilton Coliseum.

    Sports bettors will find that the Jayhawks are two-point road favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 144 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective and offer up a prediction on the total along the way.

Kansas Jayhawks

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    The Kansas Jayhawks have won and covered the spread in their last four games, including a 74-48 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs as 23-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Jayhawks are 20-9 against the spread in their last 29 Monday games, while the UNDER has cashed in eight of their last nine in that situation.

Iowa State Cyclones

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    The Iowa State Cyclones have won three games in a row, including an 86-66 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders as 18-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cyclones are 37-16-2 against the spread in their last 55 games versus Big 12 Conference opponents.

Prediction

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    I recommend that readers play the total as one of their college basketball picks Monday night, as the UNDER is 17-3-2 in the Kansas Jayhawks' last 22 road games versus a team with a winning home record.

    College Basketball Pick: Under 144

     

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