Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The Oklahoma Sooners (11-3, 2-0 Big 12) will be at James H. Hilton Coliseum to challenge the Iowa State Cyclones (7-7, 0-2 Big 12) in a Big 12 matchup. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and can be seen on ESPN2.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Cyclones were blown out by the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 79-53, while the Sooners defeated the Texas Longhorns, 72-62.

Oklahoma dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.179 (below their season average of 0.259) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.554 (above their season average of 0.480). Texas put up marks of 0.094 and 0.438, respectively, for those same stats. Iowa State, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (16.2 vs. 16.3). Iowa State’s Rasir Bolton had a good game, finishing with 12 points. Meanwhile, Oklahoma was led by Kristian Doolittle, who put up 22 points and eight rebounds.

The Cyclones dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last contest, Iowa State won 78-61. Iowa State’s 0.204 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Oklahoma, who had a rate of 0.111. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Iowa State should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Iowa State ranks 18th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.1 percent), while Oklahoma forces the 41st-fewest turnovers (17.5 percent).

Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Oklahoma, ATS Winner – Oklahoma, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Iowa State ranks 71st in three pointers attempted per game (24.4) while Oklahoma ranks 260th in three pointers allowed per game (28.4).
  • The Cyclones rank 40th in steals per game (8.4) while the Sooners rank 131st (6.4).
  • Iowa State ranks 27th in blocks per game (5.1) while Oklahoma ranks 81st (3.7).
  • The Cyclones rank 22nd in assists per game (16.6) while the Sooners rank 206th (11.5).
  • Oklahoma ranks 72nd in rebounds per game (38.4) while Iowa State ranks 222nd in rebounds allowed per game (38.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Cyclones have scored an average of 71.4 points per game (6.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.6 points per game (2.7 above their season average).
  • The Sooners’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.0, down from 5.8 for the season.