Kansas vs Iowa State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, January 14, 2023

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The Kansas Jayhawks (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) take a nine-game winning streak into a home matchup versus the Iowa State Cyclones (13-2, 4-0 Big 12), who have won six straight. It begins at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

The Jayhawks are currently solid 7.5-point favorites against the Cyclones. The over/under for the game is set at 136.5.

Kansas vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread for Kansas vs. Iowa State

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Kansas as the favorite.

Kansas vs. Iowa State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kansas has -344 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at +267 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 136.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lawrence, Kansas
  • Arena: Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

Against the spread, Kansas is 7-9-0 this year. The Jayhawks have been named as the favorite 14 times this year and have yet to lose any of those games. Kansas’ games this year have hit the over 66.7% of the time (10 out of 15 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Iowa State is 10-5-0 this year. The Cyclones have won 71.4% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (5-2). Iowa State’s games this season have gone over the total in five of 15 opportunities (33.3%).

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Kansas vs. Iowa State Key Players to Watch

Kansas

Jalen Wilson is tops on the Jayhawks with 20 points per game and 8.8 rebounds, while also putting up 2.7 assists. Gradey Dick is posting 14.3 points, 1.9 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. Kevin McCullar is averaging 11 points, 2 assists and 7.3 rebounds per contest. Dajuan Harris is tops on the Jayhawks at 6.3 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.4 rebounds and 8.6 points. He is sixth in college basketball in assists.

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is the Cyclones’ top scorer (13.1 points per game), and he averages 3.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds. The Cyclones get 11.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game from Gabe Kalscheur. Tamin Lipsey is the Cyclones’ top assist man (4.7 per game), and he puts up 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. The Cyclones get 11.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game from Caleb Grill.

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What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks

Offensively, the Jayhawks are putting up 77.8 points per game (59th-ranked in college basketball). They are giving up 65.5 points per contest at the other end (84th-ranked). Kansas ranks 49th in the country with 35.4 rebounds per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 188th with 31.2 rebounds allowed per contest.

Kansas ranks 139th in the country with 7.9 three-pointers per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 32nd with a 38.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. With 6.8 treys conceded per game, the Jayhawks are 132nd in the nation. They are allowing a 30.5% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 55th in college basketball.

The Jayhawks have gone 9-1 over their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Kansas has gone over the total six times. Kansas has seen a downturn in scoring lately, putting up 77.4 points per game in its last 10 outings, 0.4 points fewer than the 77.8 it has scored this season. Kansas has been more stingy on defense lately, allowing 64.3 points per game during its last 10 contests compared to the 65.5 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

In 2022-23, the Cyclones are 183rd in college basketball offensively (71.5 points scored per game) and seventh-best on defense (57.7 points conceded). Iowa State collects 30.8 rebounds per game and concede 28.7 boards, ranking 255th and 59th, respectively, in college basketball.

With 6.9 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.4% from beyond the arc, Iowa State is 239th and 101st in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Cyclones are 139th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (6.9 per game) and 41st in 3-point percentage defensively (30.1%).

The Cyclones have gone 8-2 over their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Four of Iowa State’s last 10 outings have hit the over. Over its last 10 games, Iowa State is averaging 68.6 points per game, 2.9 fewer points than its season average (71.5). The Cyclones are giving up 58.6 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 0.9 more points than they are allowing for the season (57.7).

Kansas vs. Iowa State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Kansas, and we project that Iowa State will cover the spread (Kansas -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 136.5 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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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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