The No. 24 Iowa State Cyclones (14-5, 2-5 Big 12) and Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-8, 3-4) will play Wednesday night in Stillwater, Okla. The game at Gallagher-Iba Arena is slated to tip at 8 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State odds and lines and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
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Iowa State has faltered after starting the season 12-0. Three of the Cardinals’ five losses in conference play have been by double-digit margins. And, ISU has been outshot by a mile in recent weeks: since Jan. 5, the Cardinals have been outshot 47.1% to 41.6%.
Oklahoma State lost at Texas Saturday. The Cowboys beat then-No. 1 Baylor the previous Saturday (Jan. 15), but are just 4-7 since Dec. 1. OSU shot just 37.5% from the floor Saturday, and it has fired a mark under 40% in 7 of its last 8 games.
Iowa State at Oklahoma State odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Iowa State +145 (bet $100 to win $145) | Oklahoma State -180 (bet $180 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Iowa State +3.5 (-110) | Oklahoma State -3.5 (-110)
Over/Under (O/U): 127.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
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Iowa State at Oklahoma State odds, lines, picks and predictions
Iowa State 63, Oklahoma State 62
Peg this one as a defensive affair, one with a lot of turnovers and not much scoring from beyond the arc. A more veteran Iowa State five has posted solid performances away from home, and there is good value in the CYCLONES (+145).
Against the spread
ISU is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games as an underdog. OSU is 0-5 ATS in its last five games as a favorite.
G Bryce Williams is the Cowboys’ third-leading scorer, as he has an injury concern (questionable–leg).
OSU plays an up-tempo style. Iowa State has fared well against other fast teams this year. Against Baylor, Kansas, Iowa, Memphis, and Xavier, ISU has gone 3-2 SU and 5-0 ATS.
TAKE IOWA STATE +3.5 (-110).
Nothing likable in shading this figure to either side: PASS.
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