It may seem hard to believe, but there are now just three weeks left in the regular season in college basketball. The battling for seeding and spots in the tournament is about to heat up dramatically with the time to make a move or get off the bubble beginning to run out. At the top of the national rankings, the Baylor Bears are looking increasingly difficult to budge, but that does not mean that they are going to be able to make it the rest of the way totally unscathed. After all, we have seen all the top teams get hit hard with unexpected losses throughout the course of what has been a very unpredictable season. There are a couple of teams waiting in the wings to take the #1 seed if the Bears do slip, with the Kansas Jayhawks one of the teams right on their heels. The Jayhawks also have their eyes on the regular season Big Ten Title, but they need to win out for that to happen. They will be at home to the Iowa State Cyclones on Monday night and in as a 16 ½ point favorite. The point total for this one is set at 141 ½. Let’s see how the College Basketball betting odds will be for the Iowa State vs Kansas.
Iowa State vs Kansas College Basketball Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Monday, February 17 at 9 PM EST
- Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence
- NCAAB Odds: Kansas Jayhawks -16.5 / Total 148.5
Why bet on the Iowa State Cyclones
It has not been a great year for the Iowa State Cyclones, as they come into this one with an 11-14 record that means they will not be going to the tournament, barring some major miracle in the final few weeks of the season. When you consider that 3 of their last 6 games will be against ranked opponents, perhaps don’t expect a miracle. They are 1-7 SU against ranked opposition this season and already lost to Kansas at home, going down 79-53 in that one. Given that previous meeting, it is perhaps a little surprising that the point spread is where it is at for this one, especially with the Jayhawks at home. It should be noted, though, that the Cyclones have covered the spread in 6 of their last 7 meetings with Kansas.
- Total Score: 73.8
- Field Goal %: 44.47
- Three Point %: 31.89
- Free Throw %: 74.41
- Total Rebounds: 34.88
- Total Score: 71.88
- Field Goal %: 44.02
- Three Point %: 35.88
- Free Throw %: 67.42
- Total Rebounds: 36.56
Why bet on the Kansas Jayhawks
Since losing to Baylor back in early January, the Kansas Jayhawks have become unbeatable, winning 10 straight coming into this one. The downside, though, is that they are sitting a game back of Baylor in the race for the Big Ten regular season conference title, with their lone loss in conference play being that one against the Bears. They will have the rematch coming this weekend, but the focus now needs to be on this game. Looking ahead and laying an egg here could make it impossible for Kansas to catch Baylor. The Jayhawks are 6-4 SU versus Iowa State in their last 10 meetings, as well as 5-4-1 ATS. Overall, they are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games.
- Total Score: 74.84
- Field Goal %: 48.49
- Three Point %: 34.98
- Free Throw %: 66.4
- Total Rebounds: 38.72
- Total Score: 60.24
- Field Goal %: 37.19
- Three Point %: 29.11
- Free Throw %: 67.56
- Total Rebounds: 32.52
Iowa State vs Kansas NCAAB Betting Trends
- Iowa State are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Iowa State are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.
- Iowa State are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Kansas.
- Iowa State are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Kansas.
- Kansas are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas’ last 15 games.
- Kansas are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
- Kansas are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Iowa State vs Kansas Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The last meeting between these two earlier this season was a blowout in favor of the Jayhawks. I think they are in for another comfortable night here, which is why I am taking Kansas to win and cover the spread.
Iowa State Cyclones 58 Kansas Jayhawks 79