Iowa State vs Oklahoma State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, February 11, 2023

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-9, 6-5 Big 12) will try to extend a four-game winning run when visiting the Iowa State Cyclones (16-7, 7-4 Big 12) at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The matchup airs on ESPN2.

The Cyclones are currently healthy 6.5-point favorites against the Cowboys. The game has an over/under of 127.

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Odds

Point Spread for Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing Iowa State as the favorite.

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iowa State has -275 odds to pick up the win, while Oklahoma State is listed at +220 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 127 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Ames, Iowa
  • Arena: James H. Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Betting Trends

Iowa State has 13 wins against the spread in 23 games this season. The Cyclones have been chosen as favorites in 10 games this year and have walked away with the win nine times (90%) in those games. Iowa State’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 37.5% of the time (nine out of 24 games with a set point total).

Oklahoma State has 13 wins against the spread in 24 games this season. The Cowboys are 1-7 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 12.5% of those games). Oklahoma State’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 41.7% of the time (10 out of 24 games with a set point total).

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Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Key Players to Watch

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is tops on his team in both points (13.8) and assists (3.4) per game, and also posts 3.6 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Tamin Lipsey leads his squad in assists per contest (4.8), and also posts 7.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. At the other end, he puts up 1.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Gabe Kalscheur posts 13.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, shooting 42.5% from the field and 34.4% from beyond the arc with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game. Caleb Grill paces his squad in rebounds per game (4.3), and also posts 10.8 points and 1.5 assists. Defensively, he puts up 1.4 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.

Oklahoma State

Kalib Boone is posting team highs in points (12.0 per game) and assists (1.2). And he is delivering 5.4 rebounds, making 60.5% of his shots from the field. Avery Anderson III is the Cowboys’ top assist man (3.4 per game), and he contributes 11.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. Moussa Cisse leads the Cowboys in rebounding (8.2 per game), and puts up 7.2 points and 0.6 assists. He also averages 0.5 steals and 2.2 blocked shots. Bryce Thompson gets the Cowboys 11.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State and its Big 12 opponents have combined to hit the over seven out of 11 times this season. The Cyclones have been led by their defense, as they rank 16th-best in college basketball by allowing only 61.7 points per game. They rank 198th in college basketball in points scored (70.7 per contest). Iowa State is pulling down 30.8 boards per game this season (245th-ranked in college basketball), and it has given up only 27.8 rebounds per game (21st-best).

When playing at home, the Cyclones are putting up 11.1 more points per game (75.6) than they are in away games (64.5). Iowa State is making 6.7 treys per game (261st-ranked in college basketball) this season, while owning a 35.0% three-point percentage (144th-ranked). The Cyclones are giving up 7.2 treys per game (184th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 32.2% three-point percentage (100th-ranked).

The Cyclones have gone 5-5 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Iowa State has gone over the total six times. Iowa State has scored 70.7 points per game over its last 10 contests, the same amount it has put up on average this season. Iowa State has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 67.0 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 61.7 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma State Cowboys

In Oklahoma State’s 11 chances this season in Big 12 play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total four times. The Cowboys are 236th in the nation in points scored (69.4 per game) and 35th in points allowed (63.7). In 2022-23, Oklahoma State is 71st in the country in rebounds (33.9 per game) and 107th in rebounds conceded (29.9).

At home the Cowboys are putting up 70.8 points per game, 3.0 more than they are averaging on the road (67.8). At 6.9 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.2% from downtown, Oklahoma State is 238th and 280th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. The Cowboys are 81st in the country in 3-pointers conceded (6.4 per game) and 16th-best in 3-point percentage defensively (29.5%).

The Cowboys are 5-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. Oklahoma State has hit the over in five of its past 10 games. Oklahoma State has played worse offensively in its past 10 games, generating 67.2 points per contest, 2.2 fewer points its than season average of 69.4. While the Cowboys are surrendering 63.7 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 66.1 points per contest.

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Iowa State, and we predict that Oklahoma State will cover the spread (Iowa State -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 127 points.

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How to bet Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State

You can bet on Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State 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

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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