Kansas State vs Iowa State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, February 18, 2023

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The Iowa State Cyclones (17-8, 8-5 Big 12) travel to face the Kansas State Wildcats (19-7, 7-6 Big 12) after dropping five consecutive road games. It tips at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 18, 2023.

The Wildcats are currently modest 4-point favorites over the Cyclones. The over/under is 133.5 points for the game.

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread for Kansas State vs. Iowa State

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing Kansas State as the favorite.

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kansas State has -179 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at +153 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Manhattan, Kansas
  • Arena: Bramlage Coliseum

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

In the Kansas State’s 26 games this year, it has 17 wins against the spread. The Wildcats have been named as the favorite 15 times this year and have yet to lose any of those games. Kansas State has eclipsed the over/under in 56% of its opportunities this year (14 times over 25 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Iowa State is 14-11-0 this year. The Cyclones have won 50% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (6-6). Iowa State’s games this year have hit the over on nine of 25 set point totals (36%).

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Kansas State vs. Iowa State Key Players to Watch

Kansas State

Markquis Nowell averages a team-high 7.6 assists per contest. He is also posting 16.8 points and 3.4 rebounds, shooting 38.7% from the floor and 34.5% from downtown with 2.2 made 3-pointers per game. Keyontae Johnson paces the Wildcats with 17.5 points per contest and 7.5 rebounds, while also posting 2.2 assists. Nae’Qwan Tomlin averages 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest, shooting 45.8% from the floor. Desi Sills is averaging 8.5 points, 2.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per contest.

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is putting up team highs in points (13.6 per game) and assists (3.3). And he is contributing 3.4 rebounds, making 40.7% of his shots from the field and 37.4% from beyond the arc, with 1.4 triples per game. Tamin Lipsey is the Cyclones’ top assist man (4.7 per game), and he posts 7.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Gabe Kalscheur gets the Cyclones 12.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest. He also averages 1.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. The Cyclones receive 8.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Osun Osunniyi.

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What you need to know about the Kansas State Wildcats

So far this season, eight out of Kansas State’s 13 Big 12 games have gone over the point total. On offense, the Wildcats are putting up 75.9 points per game (80th-ranked in college basketball). They are giving up 68.6 points per contest on defense (146th-ranked). Kansas State is grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game (139th-ranked in college basketball). It is ceding 30.5 rebounds per contest (142nd-ranked).

Offensively the Wildcats have been worse when playing at home this year, posting 75.3 points per game, compared to 76.7 per game on the road. Kansas State is sinking 7 treys per game (228th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 34.2% shooting percentage (187th-ranked) from three-point land. The Wildcats are ceding 6 three-pointers per game this year (40th-ranked in college basketball), and they are allowing a 29.4% three-point percentage (14th-best).

The Wildcats have gone 4-6 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Kansas State has gone over the total five times. On the offensive side of the ball, Kansas State has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 71.3 points per contest over that span compared to the 75.9 it has put up over the course of this year. Kansas State has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 72.2 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 68.6 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

So far this year, seven out of Iowa State’s 13 Big 12 games with an over/under have hit the over. The Cyclones are 213th in college basketball in points scored (70.1 per game) and 13th-best in points allowed (61.6). At 30.8 rebounds per game and 28 rebounds allowed, Iowa State is 238th and 29th in college basketball, respectively.

At home the Cyclones are scoring 73.8 points per game, 9.3 more than they are averaging away (64.5). Beyond the arc, Iowa State is 245th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (6.8). It is 156th in 3-point percentage at 34.8%. The Cyclones give up 7.1 3-pointers per game and concede 32.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 171st and 92nd, respectively, in college basketball.

The Cyclones are 4-6 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their last 10 games. Four of Iowa State’s past 10 games have hit the over. In its past 10 games, Iowa State is posting 68 points per contest, 2.1 fewer points than its season average (70.1). Over their previous 10 games, the Cyclones are ceding 67.6 points per contest, 6.0 more points than their season average (61.6).

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Kansas State, and we predict that Iowa State will cover the spread (Kansas State -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet Kansas State vs. Iowa State

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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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