Iowa State vs Missouri Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, January 28, 2023

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The Iowa State Cyclones (15-4) take on the Missouri Tigers (15-5) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

Iowa State is a tight 1.5-point favorite against Missouri when the Cyclones square off against the Tigers on Saturday. The game’s point total is 142.5.

Iowa State vs. Missouri Odds

Point Spread for Iowa State vs. Missouri

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing Iowa State as the favorite.

Iowa State vs. Missouri Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iowa State has -119 odds to pick up the win, while Missouri is listed at -102 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 142.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Arena: Mizzou Arena

Iowa State vs. Missouri Betting Trends

Iowa State has 12 wins against the spread in 19 games this year. The Cyclones have yet to lose any of the nine games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Iowa State’s games this year have gone over the point total 36.8% of the time (seven out of 19 games with a set point total).

Missouri has played 19 games, with 11 wins, against the spread. The Tigers have been the moneyline underdog eight total times this season. They’ve gone 3-5 in those games. Missouri has gone over the point total 57.9% of the time this season (11 of 19 games with a set point total).

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Iowa State vs. Missouri Key Players to Watch

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes paces his team in both points (13.5) and assists (3.5) per game, and also posts 3.4 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Gabe Kalscheur is putting up 13.1 points, 1.6 assists and 2.2 rebounds per contest. Tamin Lipsey posts a team-leading 4.7 assists per game. He is also putting up 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds, shooting 52.3% from the field. Osun Osunniyi averages 9.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 56.3% from the field.

Missouri

D’Moi Hodge gets the Tigers 14.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest. He also puts up 2.5 steals (ninth in college basketball) and 0.6 blocked shots. Kobe Brown is putting up team highs in points (15.8 per game) and rebounds (5.6). And he is delivering 2.5 assists, making 56.5% of his shots from the field and 43.6% from 3-point range, with 1.3 treys per contest. Noah Carter gives the Tigers 10.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Nick Honor is averaging a team-leading 3.1 assists per contest. And he is delivering 8.4 points and 1.9 rebounds, making 42.1% of his shots from the field and 39% from 3-point range, with 1.5 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

The Cyclones sport a top-25 defense this season, ranking ninth-best in college basketball with 59.5 points allowed per game. Offensively, they rank 193rd with 71.1 points scored per contest. With 27.6 rebounds allowed per game, Iowa State ranks 19th-best in college basketball. It ranks 255th in college basketball by pulling down 30.7 rebounds per contest.

In home games, the Cyclones are posting 14.9 more points per game (76.3) than they are on the road (61.4). So far this season, Iowa State is sinking 6.7 threes per game (261st-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.3% (116th-ranked) from downtown. The Cyclones are giving up 6.9 three-pointers per game (138th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 31.4% (83rd-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Cyclones have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall over their past 10 contests. Iowa State has hit the over in six of its last 10 outings. Iowa State has been scoring 72 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 71.1 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Iowa State’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (60.2) is 0.7 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (59.5).

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What you need to know about the Missouri Tigers

On offense, the Tigers are the 10th-best team in the country (83.4 points per game). On defense, they are 332nd (76 points conceded per game). On the boards, Missouri is 331st in the nation in rebounds (28.5 per game). It is 25th-worst in rebounds conceded (34.2 per game).

The Tigers are scoring more points at home (87.2 per game) than away (74.6). Missouri makes 9 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 34th and 162nd, respectively, in the nation. In 2022-23, the Tigers are 14th-worst in the country in 3-pointers conceded (9.1 per game) and 295th in defensive 3-point percentage (35.7%).

The Tigers are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their past 10 games. Five of Missouri’s past 10 outings have hit the over. Missouri is scoring 76.3 points per game over its previous 10 games, which is 7.1 fewer points than its average for the season (83.4). The Tigers have played worse defensively in their previous 10 games, giving up 76.1 points per contest, 0.1 more points their than season average of 76.

Iowa State vs. Missouri Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Iowa State, and we predict that Iowa State will cover the spread (Iowa State -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 142.5 points.

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How to bet Iowa State vs. Missouri

You can bet on Iowa State vs. Missouri at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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