Last Updated Feb 01, 2022, 6:27 PM
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones Predictions, Picks, Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks (17-3, 6-1 Big 12) travel to meet the Iowa State Cyclones (16-5, 3-5) at the James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa for a Big 12 league game on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN.
Kansas 73, Iowa State 66
Kansas -180 ML at DraftKings
Kansas -4 (-110) at Circa
KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS. IOWA STATE CYCLONES PREDICTIONS
The Jayhawks were rolling right along with five straight victories, all inside the conference, from Jan. 11-24. That league winning streak kicked off with a 62-61 win at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, as Kansas missed badly on a cover as a 13.5-point favorite as the UNDER connected. However, Kentucky roughed up Kansas by an 80-62 score at The Phog, serving as a wake-up call for Rock Chalk. The 62 points tied a season low, equaling the production the Jayhawks had against the Cyclones in the first meeting last month. This time, however, KU was on the short end of the stick.
Kansas hit just 41% (24-of-59) from the field, while knocking down 33% (6-of-18) from behind the 3-point line. It doesn't happen often, but Kansas was outrebounded at a 39-to-26 clip. Star Ochai Agbaji managed to hit just 4-of-14 against the Wildcats, finishing with 13 points with three assists, two rebounds and a steal. Partner in crime Christian Braun also had 13 points, the only two players who went for double digits in points.
Iowa State lost four of five games from Jan. 8-22, but they have bounced back with a pair of wins. The Cyclones picked up an 84-81 overtime win at Oklahoma State last Wednesday, and a 67-50 win over Missouri in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday, covering an 11-point number as the UNDER connected. Three Cyclones went for double digits in points, including Tyrese Hunter, who was good for 14 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals while hitting 7-of-12 from the field.
KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS. IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING ODDS
- Kansas -180
- Iowa State +155
- Kansas -4 (-110)
- Iowa State +4.5 (-110)
- Over 138 (-108)
- Under 139 (-120)
KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS. IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING RESOURCES
- Matchup: Big 12
- Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
- Venue: James H. Hilton Coliseum
- Location: Ames, Iowa
- TV-Time: ESPN - 7:00 p.m. ET
KANSAS JAYHAWKS BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 17-3
- ATS: 8-11-1
- O/U: 13-7
Kansas lost for the first time in the past six games against Kentucky on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, but failing to hit the spread lately is nothing new. The Jayhawks are 0-4 ATS across the past four outings, and 1-6 ATS in the previous seven games. As a single-digit favorite, they've failed to cover the past five.
The Jayhawks have also failed to cover each of the past three games on the road, all inside the conference, while going 2-3 ATS away from home this season. Kansas has a dismal 2-7-1 ATS mark in the past 10 road games against teams with a winning home record, and they're 0-4 ATS in the past four against teams with a winning overall record.
The OVER is 12-4 in the past 16 games on the road for Kansas, while going 11-2 in the past 13 on the road against teams with a winning home mark.
IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 16-5
- ATS: 13-8
- O/U: 9-12
The Cyclones failed in an upset bid in Kansas in the first meeting, and Iowa State has lost five consecutive meetings in this series. The last Iowa State win in this series came in Lawrence on March 16, 2019, a 78-66 victory. The last time Iowa State won at home against Kansas was three games ago, winning Jan. 5, 2019. Kansas is 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings following a 5-0 ATS run by Iowa State from Jan. 9, 2018 to March 16, 2019.
Iowa State is 5-2 ATS in the past seven games at home, although they're just 1-4 ATS in the past five at home against teams with a winning road mark. The Cyclones are also 10-4 ATS in the past 14 against winning teams, while cashing in nine of the previous 13 against teams after a straight-up victory.
For totals, Iowa State has cashed the OVER in four of the past five after a straight-up victory, wile hitting the OVER in 13 of the previous 19 coming after a cover in the previous game.
The favorite has cashed in five of the past six games in this series. (AP)
INSIDE THE STATS - KANSAS JAYHAWKS
- Record: 17-3
- VI Ranking: 12
- PS/G: 80.5 (16th)
- PA/G: 68.5 (170th)
- ORtg: 113.4 (19th)
- DRtg: 96.5 (119th)
INSIDE THE STATS - IOWA STATE CYCLONES
- Record: 16-5
- VI Ranking: 16
- PS/G: 69.6 (225th)
- PA/G: 60.5 (17th)
- ORtg: 101.7 (194th)
- DRtg: 88.4 (13th)
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH
- KU: Ochai Agbaji - G (20.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.5 APG, 46.4 3P%)
- KU: Christian Braun - G (15.2 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.2 SPG, 1.2 BPG)
- IWST: Isaiah Brockington - G (16.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.1 SPG)
- IWST: Tyrese Hunter - G (10.6 PPG, 4.7 APG, 3.0 RPG, 2.1 SPG)
KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS. IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING CONCLUSION
I just don't trust Iowa State, a team which has won just three of eight league games. The Cyclones were horrible last season, but they got off to a good 12-0 start which led to a ranking. However, the Cyclones have lost conference games to Baylor, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech and TCU. Yes, the game at Kansas was a near-miss, and Iowa State easily could've won that game. Don't expect Kansas to miss 24 shots from behind the 3-point line again, however, and they're likely not going to turn it over 16 times, too.
I'd play Kansas straight-up on the money line, as I am just a little nervous after its performance in the first meeting. Lay the points, but play a small-unit wager on that. Iowa State has won and covered two in a row, and four of the past six, so I think they could easily keep it close at home. Kansas is just much deeper, and I expect them to head out of town with a big W.
KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS. IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING TRENDS
- Kansas is 0-4 ATS in the past four games overall.
- Kansas is 0-4 ATS in the past four vs. winning teams.
- Kansas is 1-4 ATS in the past five after a non-cover.
- Kansas is 34-16-2 ATS in the past 52 games after a SU loss.
- Iowa State is 5-2 ATS in the past seven home games.
- Iowa State is 10-4 ATS in the past 14 vs. winning teams.
- Iowa State is 9-4 ATS in the past 13 games after a SU win.
- The OVER is 12-4 in the past 16 road games for Kansas.
- The OVER is 4-1 in the past five for Iowa State after a SU win.
- The OVER is 13-6 in the past 19 for Iowa State after an ATS win.
- The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings.
- The road team is 5-2 ATS in the past seven meetings.