Iowa State Cyclones (11-14) at Kansas Jayhawks (22-3)
NCAA Men's Basketball: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Line and Odds: Kansas -16.5 -- Over/Under 141.5
Free NCAA Basketball Pick Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones
The Kansas Jayhawks try to stay hot at home, going up against a mediocre Iowa State team without guard Tyrese Haliburton.
Iowa State Cyclones
The Cyclones dismantled the Texas Longhorns in their last appearance 81-52. Michael Jacobson was the team's leading scorer putting up 21 points in 36 minutes of work.
Iowa State is shooting 44.47% from the field this season, which is good for 136th in the country. Steve Prohm's crew is also a top 100 offense on the road in the country coming in at 94th. The team will have to do without guard Tyrese Haliburton for the rest of the year due to injury though. The Cyclones need Prentiss Nixon and Rasir Bolton to step up for the squad to fill in the usage Tyrese supplied. Haliburton was the team leader in points, assists, rebounds, and steals.
Of the 347 eligible schools in NCAA Division-I, Iowa State ranks 311th in road defense allowing 79.20 points a contest. Overall, the Cyclones rank 255th in defense letting opponents score 71.88 points a game.
The Jayhawks have won ten straight games and knocked off the Sooners at 87-70 last time out. Kansas continues to dominate the Big-12 with their only loss coming at the hand of the number one team in the country, Baylor. Marcus Garrett shot the ball lights out, going six of nine from three with 23 points. They are outscoring opponents by 11.9 points per game during the 10-win streak.
The Jayhawks are also a top 100 squad in offense ranking 84th in the country overall and 62nd at home. They are shooting 50.19% from the floor a game at home to go along with 34.46 from three. Guard Devon Dotson leads the Big-12 with 18.0 points per game and has scored in double figures in 23 of 24 games he's played in. Kansas also has the nation's leader in FG percentage with Udoka Azubike (73.4%).
Bill Self's unit is a top ten defense in the country ranking 8th throughout college basketball. The defense does though slid at home ranking 115th giving up 64.29 points a game.
Cover The Spread 365 NCAA Basketball Betting Trends
- Iowa State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Kansas.
- Cyclones have lost 11 straight road games.
- Iowa State is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Kansas.
- Kansas is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games.
- Jayhawks are currently on a 10-game winning streak.
- Kansas is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Big-12 conference.
Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton (Wrist) (out)
Kansas forward Silva De Sousa (suspension) (out)
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