Iowa State vs Baylor NCAAB Picks

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,February 15, 2016 1:37, EST in

Every game takes on a higher level of importance at this stage of the season, as all of the teams in the hunt for the Tournament try to finish in the best spot possible. One of the biggest games on the calendar this coming Tuesday sees the Iowa State Cyclones make the trip to the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas to face the Baylor Bears. This is going to be a fun one to wager on, and MyBookie.ag will have all the latest odds as they are made available on our online sportsbook’s NCAAB betting page.

How to bet Iowa State Cyclones Vs Baylor Bears Game and TV Information

When: Tuesday, February 16, 9 PM EST
Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas
TV: ESPN2
Radio: BaylorBears.com
Stream Option: WatchESPN

 

Both of these teams still have an outside shot of finishing on top of the Big 12 Conference this season, but since both are 2 games back right now, they know that this game may knock the loser out of contention.

Why bet on the Iowa State Cyclones

The Iowa State Cyclones (18-7, 7-5) are currently occupying the #14 spot in the national rankings, thanks in large part to the fact that they have had some decent success against ranked opponents. They are coming into this one on the back of an 85-75 win over a ranked Texas Longhorns team, which was a win that was much-needed given that they had dropped a game to Texas Tech earlier in the week. That sort of inconsistency has plagued Iowa State over the past couple of weeks, but they do seem to be able to find a way to raise their game against better opponents. They are 3-2 in their last 5 road games this season, so they do know how to get the win in hostile territory. The Cyclones are averaging 82.3 PPG, and are giving up 73.8 PPG.

Why bet on the Baylor Bears

The Bears (18-7, 7-5) are on a bit of a slide, and have now dropped 3 of their last 4 games. That has seen them drop all the way down to #21 in the national rankings, and they could conceivably drop out of the top 25 altogether with another poor showing this week. One thing that they do have in their favor, besides a home court advantage, is that they already have shown that they can beat the Cyclones. Baylor played on the road at Iowa State back near the beginning of the year, and they managed to come away with the 94-89 win in that one. They were playing much better ball at that stage of the season, though, so I’m not so sure that we can use that win as any sort of indicator here. The Bears are averaging 78.1 PPG, and are giving up 68.9 PPG so far this season.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

You would think that Baylor would be the favorite on home court for this one, especially after already beating Iowa State this season, but I don’t see it that way. The Bears are struggling right now, and I think they could be in trouble here.

Iowa State Cyclones 77 Baylor Bears 73