Oklahoma State vs Iowa State Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, January 21, 2023

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The Iowa State Cyclones’ (14-3, 5-1 Big 12) Big 12 schedule includes Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-8, 2-4 Big 12) at Gallagher-Iba Arena. It starts at 2:00 PM ET.

The Cowboys face the Cyclones in a game that Oklahoma State is currently a slim favorite by 1.5 points. The game has an over/under of 126.

Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread for Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State

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

Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State Moneyline

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


Finally, the total for the game is set at 126 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Gallagher-Iba Arena

Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

Oklahoma State is 9-9-0 against the spread this year. The Cowboys have been chosen as favorites in 12 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (83.3%) in those games. Oklahoma State has gone over the point total in 29.4% of its opportunities this year (five times in 17 games with a set point total).

Iowa State has 12 wins against the spread in 17 games this year. The Cyclones have gone 5-3 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 62.5% of those games). Iowa State has gone over the point total 35.3% of the time this season (six of 17 games with a set point total).

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Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State Key Players to Watch

Oklahoma State

Avery Anderson III is tops on his team in assists per contest (3.1), and also puts up 10.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. Defensively, he averages 1.7 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Kalib Boone averages 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.6 steals and 1.4 blocked shots. Moussa Cisse paces his team in rebounds per game (9.3), and also puts up 7.5 points and 0.6 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.5 steals and 2.5 blocked shots. Bryce Thompson posts a team-leading 11.9 points per contest. He is also putting up 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists, shooting 38.9% from the field and 40.0% from downtown with 1.9 made 3-pointers per contest.

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is the Cyclones’ top scorer (13.2 points per game), and he averages 3.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds. The Cyclones receive 12.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Gabe Kalscheur. Tamin Lipsey is the Cyclones’ top assist man (4.9 per game), and he delivers 6.6 points and 3.0 rebounds. Caleb Grill is the Cyclones’ top rebounder (4.4 per game), and he contributes 10.9 points and 1.5 assists.

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Cowboys own a top-25 defense this season, ranking 24th-best in college basketball with 62.1 points allowed per game. On offense, they rank 271st with 68.2 points scored per contest. This year, Oklahoma State is averaging 34.9 rebounds per game (60th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 29.7 rebounds per contest (105th-ranked).

The Cowboys score 69.8 points per game at home, compared to 66.0 points per game in road games, a difference of 3.8 points per contest. Oklahoma State is 236th in college basketball with 7.0 three-pointers per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 272nd with a 32.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. With a 29.2% three-point percentage allowed this season, the Cowboys are 19th-best in the country. They rank 120th in college basketball by allowing 6.7 three-pointers per contest.

The Cowboys have gone 5-5 over their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. In Oklahoma State’s past 10 games, it has gone over the total once. Oklahoma State has been putting up 63.7 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 68.2 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Oklahoma State has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 60.8 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 62.1 it has surrendered per game this season.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

In 2022-23, the Cyclones are 188th in college basketball on offense (71.2 points scored per game) and eighth-best defensively (58.5 points allowed). With 30.9 rebounds per game and 28.4 rebounds allowed, Iowa State is 252nd and 48th in the country, respectively.

In 2022-23 the Cyclones are scoring 13.9 more points per game at home (75.9) than away (62.0). In 2022-23, Iowa State is 225th in the nation in 3-point makes (7.1 per game) and 90th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). The Cyclones give up 6.6 3-pointers per game and concede 29.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 108th and 31st, respectively, in the nation.

The Cyclones have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, with an 8-2 record against the spread in that span. Iowa State has gone over the total in five of its last 10 outings. Iowa State is posting 70.8 points per contest over its previous 10 games, which is 0.4 fewer points than its average for the season (71.2). The Cyclones have fared worse defensively in their last 10 games, allowing 60.0 points per contest, 1.5 more points their than season average of 58.5.

Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Iowa State, and we expect that Iowa State will cover the spread (Oklahoma State -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 126 points.

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How to bet Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State

You can bet on Oklahoma State 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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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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