The No. 18 Iowa State Cyclones (17-8, 8-5 Big 12) look to stop their road woes when they face the No. 14 Kansas State Wildcats (19-7, 7-6) Saturday. Tip from Bramlage Colisem is at 2 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Iowa State vs. Kansas State odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
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Iowa State took care of Kansas State 80-76 at home when they met on Jan. 24, but the Cyclones failed to cover as 5.5-point favorites as the Over (132.5) connected.
The Cyclones are just 2-6 on the road and the Wildcats have only lost 1 of their 14 games at home. However, Kansas State has had a tough time since entering conference play with 6 of its 7 losses on the season coming since entering Big 12 competition.
The Wildcats will need to find their early season form while the Cyclones must find a way to win on the road in a tough environment.
Iowa State at Kansas State odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Iowa State +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Kansas State -180 (bet $180 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Iowa State +3.5 (-110) | Kansas State -3.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 134.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Iowa State at Kansas State picks and predictions
Iowa State 72, Kansas State 70
BET IOWA STATE (+140).
Iowa State will be seeking back-to-back wins for the first time since Jan. 7-10 as it enters off a 70-59 victory over No. 24 TCU on Tuesday.
However, considering the struggles Kansas State has faced since entering conference play, Iowa State will have a chance to pick up its 3rd road win of the season and boost its resume heading down the home stretch.
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There is no need to double down and wager the spread after a moneyline bet. However, Iowa State +3.5 (-110) is a good alternative if you are not comfortable with the ML play.
BET OVER 134.5 (-110).
A 132.5 total in the first game ended with the game finishing with 156 points. This caused the books to raise the number for the second game — but not enough. The 2-point jump is not enough to steer me away from the Over in Manhattan Saturday.
Iowa State has gone Over 4 times in its last 5 games against a winning team. It will be able to put up points in this game and I like the Over a lot in a game where the total should be closer to 138.
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