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College Basketball Picks: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 4, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears

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    The Baylor Bears are 0-2 straight up and against the spread as home favorites of three or fewer points the last two-plus seasons, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Tuesday, as they prepare to take on the Iowa State Cyclones at the Ferrell Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Bears are laying three points in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 146.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction along the way.

     

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Iowa State Cyclones

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    The Iowa State Cyclones had their four-game winning streak snapped last Saturday, as they suffered a 80-73 setback to the Kansas State Wildcats as two-point road underdogs.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Cyclones are 5-11 against the spread vs. Big 12 opponents this season.

Baylor Bears

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    The Baylor Bears are 5-1 straight up and 4-1-1 against the spread over their last six games, as they come off a 59-49 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders as 8.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Bears have dropped seven of eight contests when shooting a lower percentage than their opponent this season.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Iowa State Cyclones as one of their college basketball picks, as they've covered the number in the last four meetings in this series.

    Pick: Iowa State Cyclones +3

     

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