Kansas vs Iowa State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, February 4, 2023

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The Iowa State Cyclones (15-6, 6-3 Big 12) will welcome in the Kansas Jayhawks (18-4, 6-3 Big 12) after winning 12 home games in a row. It tips at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 4, 2023.

The Jayhawks square off against the Cyclones in a game that Kansas is currently a slim favorite by 1.5 points. The game has an over/under of 134.5.

Kansas vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread for Kansas vs. Iowa State

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Kansas as the favorite.

Kansas vs. Iowa State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kansas has -127 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at +107 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Ames, Iowa
  • Arena: James H. Hilton Coliseum

Kansas vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

Against the spread, Kansas is 9-13-0 this season. The Jayhawks have been chosen as favorites in 18 games this year and have walked away with the win 16 times (88.9%) in those games. Kansas’ games this year have hit the over on 13 of 21 set point totals.

Against the spread, Iowa State is 12-9-0 this year. The Cyclones have won 50% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (5-5). Iowa State has hit the over 38.1% of the time this year (eight of 21 games with a set point total).

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Kansas vs. Iowa State Key Players to Watch


Jalen Wilson posts 21.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 2.5 assists, shooting 42.7% from the field and 35.4% from downtown with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game. Gradey Dick is putting up 14.5 points, 1.7 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game. Kevin McCullar posts 10.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 2.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
Dajuan Harris is tops on his team in assists per contest (6.3), and also averages 7.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. At the other end, he puts up 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is posting team highs in points (13.5 per game) and assists (3.4). And he is delivering 3.4 rebounds, making 40.8% of his shots from the field and 36.2% from 3-point range, with 1.2 triples per contest. Gabe Kalscheur gets the Cyclones 13.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest. He also posts 1.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Tamin Lipsey is the Cyclones’ top assist man (4.8 per game), and he puts up 6.9 points and 3.2 rebounds. Osun Osunniyi gets the Cyclones 9.1 points, 4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.4 steals and 1.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas and its Big 12 opponents have combined to hit the over four out of nine times this season. The Jayhawks are 65th in the nation with 76.6 points per game so far this season. At the other end, they rank 138th with 68 points allowed per game. Kansas is pulling down 34.5 boards per game (58th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 31.7 rebounds per contest (222nd-ranked).

At home, the Jayhawks are averaging 0.4 fewer points per game (78.6) than they are away from home (79). So far this year, Kansas is draining 7.6 threes per game (160th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 36.1% (75th-ranked) from three-point land. With 6.8 threes conceded per game, the Jayhawks are 130th in the country. They are giving up a 31.7% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 84th in college basketball.

The Jayhawks have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall over their last 10 games. Five of Kansas’ past 10 contests have gone over the total. Kansas’ offense has been less productive over its last 10 games, scoring 73.9 points a contest compared to the 76.6 it has averaged this year. Kansas’ defense has been more porous lately, as the team has given up 72.3 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 68 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

A total of six Iowa State conference games this year have hit the over. In 2022-23, the Cyclones are 191st in college basketball offensively (70.9 points scored per game) and 15th-best on defense (61.4 points allowed). At 30.9 rebounds per game and 27.9 rebounds allowed, Iowa State is 242nd and 29th in college basketball, respectively.

The Cyclones are putting up more points at home (76.3 per game) than on the road (63.6). Iowa State is 254th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.8 per game) and 121st in 3-point percentage (35.3%). Defensively, the Cyclones are 181st in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 7.2. They are 107th in 3-point percentage allowed at 32.1%.

The Cyclones have gone 6-4 over their past 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Iowa State has hit the over in six of its last 10 outings. While Iowa State is averaging 70.9 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its previous 10 games, producing 70.8 points per contest. While the Cyclones are ceding 61.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their past 10 games, allowing 66.3 points per contest.

Kansas vs. Iowa State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Iowa State, and we project that Iowa State will cover the spread (Kansas -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134.5 points.

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How to bet Kansas vs. Iowa State

You can bet on Kansas vs. Iowa 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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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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