Kansas State Wildcats at Iowa State Cyclones ATS Prediction 01/12/19

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It will be a battle between two superb defenses when the 20th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones (12-3, 2-1 Big 12) take on the Kansas State Wildcats (11-4, 1-2 Big 12) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Iowa State Cyclones ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Cyclones lost a winnable game to the Baylor Bears, 73-70, while the Wildcats edged the West Virginia Mountaineers, 71-69.

The Wildcats had a great turnover percentage of 8.9 (better than their season average of 16.2) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.557 (above their season average of 0.472). Iowa State, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.563 vs. 0.509). Marial Shayok led the way for Iowa State, recording 19 points. Kansas State, meanwhile, received a boost from Barry Brown Jr., who put up 29 points and six steals.

The Wildcats dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the most recent contest, Kansas State won 78-66. The Wildcats’ 41.9 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Cyclones, who had a rate of 31.3. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

This battle pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Iowa State currently ranks 20th in offensive efficiency and Kansas State ranks eighth in defensive efficiency. Also, the Wildcats, who rank 269th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.206), will battle against the Cyclones, who rank 24th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.172).

Kansas State at Iowa State Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Iowa State, ATS Winner – Kansas State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Iowa State ranks 34th in blocks per game (4.6) while Kansas State ranks 158th (2.1).
  • The Cyclones average 24.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 85th in the NCAA. The Wildcats rank 143rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.9).
  • Kansas State ranks 42nd in rebounds allowed per game (32.1) while Iowa State ranks 73rd (33.3).
  • The Cyclones rank ninth in steals allowed per game (4.7) while the Wildcats rank 113th (6.7).
  • Iowa State ranks 26th in assists per game (16.7) while Kansas State ranks 125th (13.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wildcats have been outscored by an average of 2.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Kansas State has defeated opponents by an average of 6.1 points.
  • During their last five games, the Cyclones have scored an average of 78.8 points per game (2.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.4 points per game (1.6 below their season average).