College Basketball Picks: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 29, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas Jayhawks

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    Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports

    The Iowa State Cyclones lead the Big 12 Conference in averaging 84.8 points per game, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks on Wednesday as they prepare to take on the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cyclones are nine-point road underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total established in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this high-profile affair from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Iowa State Cyclones

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    Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press

    The Iowa State Cyclones snapped a three-game losing streak last Saturday, picking up a 81-75 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats as 9.5-point home favorites.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Cyclones are 2-5 straight up and 4-3 against the spread as road underdogs of 6.5 to nine points. 

Kansas Jayhawks

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    Brandon Wade/Associated Press

    The Kansas Jayhawks have won six games in a row—shooting 54.9 percent from the field over that span.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Jayhawks have compiled a 43-18 straight-up record versus ranked opponents since the start of the 2007-08 campaign. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Iowa State Cyclones, as they've gone 29-15-1 against the spread in their last 45 conference games.

    College Basketball Pick: Iowa State Cyclones +9

     

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