Iowa State at Baylor 1/8/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

By: Mike |

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:20 AM ET

The Iowa State Cyclones visit Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas on Tuesday to play the Baylor Bears in a Big 12 tilt. The Cyclones upset the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday 77-60 to improve on the season to 12-2. Marial Shayok led the Cyclones with 24 points in the rout of then-ranked No. 2 Kansas. Iowa State has won five straight and is 2-0 in Big 12 play.

Baylor fell to 8-5 on the season following its 85-81 loss on the road to the TCU Horned Frogs. The Bears battled back from a second half deficit of 19 points but fell short at the end as TCU made its final free throws down the stretch. Tristan Clark led the Bears in the loss with 18 points while three other Baylor players scored in double figures. Marial Shayok leads Iowa State in scoring with an average of 20.1 points per game. Michael Jacobson is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 14.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Nick Babb leads Iowa State in assists with an average of 4.3 per game. Iowa State is shooting 48.3% from the field and 36.1% from 3-point territory.

Tristan Clark leads the Bears in scoring with an average of 14.5 points per game. Makai Mason is second for the Bears in scoring with an average of 14.1 points per game and first in assists with an average of 3.0 per game. The leading rebounder is Mark Vital with an average of 7.6 per game. Baylor is shooting 45.2% from the field and 28.9% from 3-point territory.

Iowa State proved with its win over Kansas on Saturday that it’s a legitimate contender in the Big 12. The Cyclones have covered 5 of the last 8 following a win straight up, 4 of the last 5 overall and 4 of the last 6 following a win ATS. Baylor has failed to cover 7 of its last 9 following a win ATS. Final Score Prediction, Iowa State Cyclones win and cover ATS 79-72.

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