Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-9) vs Iowa State Cyclones (13-4)Date : 01/19/2019
Time : 6:00 pm EST
Location : Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Iowa State Cyclones
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will travel to Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, for a Big 12 battle versus the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Iowa State halted a previous two game losing streak by picking up a close victory on the road versus the Texas Tech Red Raiders in their last outing as Iowa State held Texas Tech to just 41% shooting from the floor on the night while the visitors ended the game connecting on just 43% of their field goals. Furthermore, Iowa state was able to cash in on the victory thanks to 20 points from Marial Shayok along with 14 points from Michael Jacobson in the much-needed victory.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are losers of three of their last five games, overall, as they halted a mini two-game wining streak in their last outing versus the Baylor Bears at home thanks to 29 Points from King McClure for Baylor along with the visitors being able to connect on 15 three-pointers on the night.
Oklahoma State Cowboys's Latest Performance :
Oklahoma State lost their third game in their last five outings as they came up short versus the Baylor Bears at home in their last outing as Baylor carried a five-point lead into the halftime break and despite a close game throughout the second half, were able to pull out a victory due to relegating Oklahoma State to just 38% shooting from the floor. Baylor, on the other hand, shot just 41% from the field as a team in the contest, however, were able to capitalize on their 3-point shooting as they connected on 15 of 25 long balls for the game with King McClure being responsible for 7 as he ended the game with 29 points to lead the Bears.
Jared Butler along with Makai Mason were also responsible for seven 3-pointers, combined, for Baylor as they ended with 16 and 13 points, respectively, in the win. Curtis Jones provided a huge lift off the bench for Oklahoma State in putting up 18 points on the night while going 4-6 from three-point range while Cameron McGriff went 3-8 from long-range while chipping in 15 points in addition to pulling down 10 rebounds for the Cowboys in defeat.
For a team that averages just 70 points per game on 43% shooting, Oklahoma State may indeed find their fair share of issues in this contest as well versus a solid, defensive-minded Iowa State team that is allowing just 64 points per game on 40% shooting. In fact, the Cowboys have failed to reach the 70-point plateau in five of their last six games, overall.
Iowa State Cyclones's Latest Performance :
Iowa state has certainly been the surprise team of the Big 12 thus far in the college basketball season as their record stands at 13-4 on the season while they are currently 3-2 within the Big 12 after losing two straight games to the Baylor Bears as well as to the Kansas State Wildcats, recently. Nonetheless, Iowa state was able to right the ship in their last matchup on the road versus a solid Texas Tech Red Raiders team as the defensive-minded Red Raiders, which into the game allowing just 34% shooting from the floor two opponents, allowed the Cyclones to shoot 43% from the floor while also allowing just 41% shooting to Texas Tech on the night. Iowa State also outrebounded Texas Tech in this matchup while also capitalizing off 9 turnovers throughout the contest en route to the much-needed victory.
Marial Shayok along with Michael Jacobson, as stated, led the team with 20 and 14 points, respectively, while Nick Weiler-Babb along which Lindell Wigginton, also chipped in 11 points each for the Cyclones. On the other hand, Jarrett Culver along with Davide Moretti were the only two double-digit scorers for Texas Tech in the contest as they finished with 20 along with 10 points in defeat for the Red Raiders who, despite the loss, remain in second place within the Big 12.
Nonetheless, with the win, the Cyclones were able to move to third place within the conference and will certainly be looking for a victory versus an inconsistent Oklahoma State squad that has performed average to below-average on both sides of the floor the season.
How Oklahoma State Cowboys & Iowa State Cyclones Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Oklahoma state is 6 – 11 ATS while the OU is 5 – 12
Iowa State is 9 – 6 – 2 ATS while the OU is 5-11
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this to be a huge litmus test for the Iowa State Cyclones as they can certainly not afford yet another conference loss at this point in the season. On the other hand, Oklahoma State find themselves near the bottom of the Big 12 Conference at this point and will simply like to pick up a win in which to gain momentum moving forward. Nonetheless, I expect this to be a highly competitive matchup as Iowa State will certainly look to assert themselves on the defensive end in which to neutralize an already inconsistent offense for Oklahoma State. Also, Oklahoma state will rely on their defense as well in which to somehow prevent quality looks at the basket for an Iowa State offense that is averaging 79 points per game on 47% shooting for the season; However, has put up just 65 points per game during their last three games to where they were losers of two of these outings.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Iowa State Cyclones
My reason for the pick :
I have no confidence that Oklahoma State will be able to make some headway versus an Iowa State defense that has really done well in limiting offensive opportunities for their opponents throughout the season. Furthermore, one can certainly expect this to be the mantra for this game as well as Iowa state will simply wear down the offense for the Oklahoma State Cowboys throughout the course of the game in which to pick up a much-needed conference victory. On the other hand, look for Iowa State to struggle early on as it relates to offense; However, also look for them to heat up late in the game in which to hit some critical buckets while pulling away from Oklahoma State en route to the victory.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
The under happens to have been the play in four the last five games for the Iowa State Cyclones while also being the result in two of the last three road games for Oklahoma State as well. With the defense that Iowa State will bring to the floor on Saturday, expect much of the same as the under is indeed the strong play. As stated, the Cyclones will neutralize the Cowboys offense throughout the course of this contest while also putting up just enough points in which to come out with a convincing victory.
Betting trends for Oklahoma State Cowboys:
- The Cowboys are 2-8 against the spread in last 10 games
- The under it 7-3 and Cowboys last 10 games
Betting trends for Iowa State Cyclones:
- The Cyclones are 4-2 against the spread in last 6 games
- The under is 4-1 in Cyclones last 5 games