The Iowa State Cyclones (14-4, 5-2 Big 12) aim to extend an 11-game home winning stretch when hosting the Kansas State Wildcats (17-2, 6-1 Big 12) on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET.
Iowa State is a 5.5-point favorite against Kansas State when the Cyclones face off against the Wildcats on Tuesday. The over/under is 133.5 points for the matchup.
Iowa State vs. Kansas State Odds
Point Spread for Iowa State vs. Kansas State
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Iowa State as the favorite.
Iowa State vs. Kansas State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Iowa State has -238 odds to pick up the win, while Kansas State is listed at +191 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Location: Ames, Iowa
- Arena: James H. Hilton Coliseum
Iowa State vs. Kansas State Betting Trends
In the Iowa State’s 18 games this season, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Cyclones have yet to lose any of the eight games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Iowa State has gone over the point total in 31.6% of its opportunities this year (six times in 19 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, Kansas State is 14-5-0 this season. The Wildcats have been the underdog on the moneyline five total times this season. They’ve gone 3-2 in those games. Kansas State’s games this season have gone over the total in 11 of 19 opportunities (57.9%).
Iowa State vs. Kansas State Key Players to Watch
Jaren Holmes paces the Cyclones at 12.9 points per game, while also putting up 3.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Gabe Kalscheur averages 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, shooting 42.3% from the field and 35.6% from beyond the arc with 2.1 made 3-pointers per game. Tamin Lipsey averages a team-leading 4.8 assists per contest. He is also posting 6.7 points and 2.9 rebounds, shooting 52.6% from the field.
Caleb Grill paces the Cyclones at 4.3 rebounds per contest, while also posting 1.4 assists and 10.3 points.
Markquis Nowell tops the Wildcats in assists (8.2 per game), and averages 16.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. He also averages 2.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Keyontae Johnson is the Wildcats’ top scorer (18.5 points per game) and rebounder (7.4), and puts up 2.4 assists. Nae’Qwan Tomlin is putting up 10.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, making 45.4% of his shots from the floor. The Wildcats get 9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game from Desi Sills.
What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones
The Cyclones have been led by their defense, as they rank eighth-best in the nation by surrendering only 58.6 points per game. They rank 203rd in college basketball in points scored (70.6 per contest). Iowa State is pulling down 31.1 rebounds per game (233rd-ranked in college basketball). It is ceding 28.3 rebounds per contest (45th-ranked).
The Cyclones are posting 75.9 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 61.4 points per contest. Iowa State is making 6.8 treys per game (253rd-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 35.5% shooting percentage (96th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Cyclones are ceding 6.8 three-pointers per game (130th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 30.4% three-point percentage (47th-ranked).
The Cyclones have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. Five of Iowa State’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. Iowa State’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, racking up 69.6 points a contest compared to the 70.6 it has averaged this year. Iowa State has been more porous on defense as of late, allowing 60.1 points per game over its past 10 contests compared to the 58.6 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Kansas State Wildcats
With 77.9 points scored per game and 67.5 points allowed, the Wildcats are 50th in the country on offense and 131st on defense. Kansas State grabs 32.7 rebounds per game and concede 30.4 boards, ranking 152nd and 132nd, respectively, in the country.
In 2022-23 the Wildcats are scoring 4.9 fewer points per game at home (76.7) than away (81.6). At 7.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.2% from beyond the arc, Kansas State is 196th and 122nd in the nation, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Wildcats are 29th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 5.8. They are 16th-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 28.9%.
The Wildcats have an 8-2 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall in their last 10 games. Seven of Kansas State’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. Kansas State is averaging 82.1 points per game in its past 10 games, which is 4.2 more than its average for the season (77.9). While the Wildcats are giving up 67.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 72.4 points per contest.
Iowa State vs. Kansas State Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Iowa State, and we expect that Iowa State will cover the spread (Iowa State -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.
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