Oklahoma vs Iowa State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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The Iowa State Cyclones (10-2, 1-0 Big 12) will look to continue a three-game winning stretch when visiting the Oklahoma Sooners (9-4, 0-1 Big 12) on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Lloyd Noble Center. This matchup is at 7:00 PM ET.

Oklahoma is a small 3.5-point favorite against Iowa State when the Sooners square off with the Cyclones on Wednesday. A 125-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread for Oklahoma vs. Iowa State

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing Oklahoma as the favorite.

Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Oklahoma has -164 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at +137 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 125 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Norman, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Lloyd Noble Center

Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

Against the spread, Oklahoma is 7-6-0 this year. The Sooners have been favorites in eight games this season and have come away with the win seven times (87.5%) in those contests. Oklahoma’s games this year have hit the over six times in 12 opportunities (50%).

Iowa State has played 12 games, with seven wins, against the spread. The Cyclones have been the underdog on the moneyline five total times this season. They’ve finished 3-2 in those games. Iowa State’s games this season have gone over the point total three times in 12 opportunities (25%).

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Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Key Players to Watch


Tanner Groves leads the Sooners at 6.9 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 2.1 assists and 10.7 points. Jacob Groves posts 10.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Jalen Hill averages 8.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is posting a team-high 13.5 points per game. And he is delivering 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists, making 38.2% of his shots from the field and 35% from 3-point range, with 1.2 triples per game. Aljaz Kunc is No. 1 on the Cyclones in rebounding (5.9 per game), and puts up 8.5 points and 2.3 assists. He also puts up 1.2 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Tamin Lipsey is posting a team-high 4.7 assists per game. And he is delivering 6.3 points and 2.8 rebounds, making 56.1% of his shots from the field. The Cyclones get 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Caleb Grill.

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma Sooners

A total of 10 of Oklahoma’s conference games last season went over the point total. This season, the Sooners are scoring 69 points per game (256th-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 61.4 points per contest (34th-ranked). With 27.1 rebounds allowed per game, Oklahoma is 19th-best in college basketball. It ranks 324th in college basketball by averaging 29.2 rebounds per contest.

Oklahoma ranks 12th-best in the country with a three-point shooting percentage of 39.4%. It ranks 215th in college basketball by draining 7.2 treys per contest. The Sooners are thriving in terms of defending against three-pointers, as they rank fifth-best in college basketball in three-pointers allowed (4.8 per game) and sixth-best in three-point percentage allowed (26.8%).

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State put together an 8-11-0 ATS conference record last season. The Cyclones are 192nd in college basketball in points scored (71.4 per game) and ninth-best in points conceded (57.3). Iowa State collects 30.8 rebounds per game and concede 29.7 boards, ranking 264th and 106th, respectively, in college basketball.

Iowa State makes 6.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 257th and 195th, respectively, in the country. The Cyclones give up 7 3-pointers per game and concede 30.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 170th and 65th, respectively, in the country.

Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Oklahoma, and we expect that Iowa State will cover the spread (Oklahoma -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 125 points.

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How to bet Oklahoma vs. Iowa State

You can bet on Oklahoma 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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