Kansas at Iowa State 1/5/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date & Time: 1/5/2019, 10:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: ISU -1 Total 151
TV Channel: ESPN 2

On Saturday, the No. 5 ranked Kansas Jayhawks visit Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa for a Big 12 tilt against the Iowa State Cyclones. Kansas improved to 12-1 on the season with a 70-63 win over Oklahoma on Wednesday. Dedric Lawson scored 13 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the Jayhawks. The game was the opening game of the Big 12 schedule for both teams.

Iowa State is 11-2 on the season following its 69-63 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday. The Cyclones were led by Lindell Wigginton with 17 points and eight rebounds in just his second game back since sitting out 10 with an injury to his foot. The game was the Big 12 opener for each team.
Dedric Lawson leads Kansas in scoring and rebounding and is third in assists with averages of 19.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Devon Dotson leads Kansas in assists with an average of 2.9 per game. Kansas is shooting 48.1% from the field and 34.4% from 3-point territory.

Marial Shayok leads Iowa State in scoring with an average of 19.8 points per game. Michael Jacobson is the third leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 14.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Nick Babb leads Iowa State in assists with an average of 4.3 per game. Iowa State is shooting 48.5% from the field and 34.9% from 3-point territory.

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Betting Trends

Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 on the road

The OVER has cashed in 18 of the Jayhawks last 27

Iowa State is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9

The OVER has cashed in 11 of the Cyclones last 15

Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Kansas Jayhawks +1

While Kansas has the much more talented team, its young backcourt will make enough mistakes on the road to keep the game close enough for an Iowa State cover. The Jayhawks have failed to cover 6 of the last 7 versus the Cyclones and 4 of the last 5 on the road overall. Final Score Prediction, Kansas Jayhawks win and cover ATS 77-75.

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