(1/24/23) 9:00 PM Eastern.
Spread: Kansas State +5.5 / Iowa State -5.5
ML: Kansas State +190 / Iowa State -230
Total: Over / Under 134.
The Pick: Over 134.
#5 Kansas State has a problem, their defense doesn’t travel. Looking back at their L4 road games their defense has allowed 82, 95, 103, and 76. They lack a rim protector and have been dominated by Bigs. Cyclones Center Osun Osunniyi will take advantage, scoring 15,11, and 14 in his last 3 games on a combined 19/31 shooting. (His point total is set at 9.5… check back later to see if we’re playing it). The Cyclones defense is good but getting a little too much respect in this game. They just lost to but “held” the 285th ranked scoring offense to 61 points and held a Kansas team that’s played terribly in their last 4 to 62. Their defense does get them quick points by forcing an average of 18.89 turnovers per game (5th). It’s a +Defense but Kansas State plays elite offense. They average 77.9 points per game and it’s because of the way they pass the ball. They rank 7th in the Nation with 18.1 assists per game. Good ball movement scores points home or away. This Kansas State offense averages more points on the road than it does at home too. The Over is 4-0 in the Wildcats L4 road games and 4-0 in the Cyclones L4 home games. The Over is also 5-2-1 L8 for both teams when facing a team with a winning record.