Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Iowa State Cyclones, Las Vegas Odds, NCAA Basketball Betting, Picks and Prediction

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20-11 March 9, 12:30 PM | Sprint Center 20-10
Oklahoma St. vs Iowa St., Betting Lines
When: 12:30 PM ET, Thursday, March 9, 2017
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2

COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Thursday, March 9th – BIG 12 CONFERENCE – QUARTERFINALS – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
751 –Oklahoma State Cowboys pk -110 Ov 161 -110
752 –Iowa State Cyclones pk -110 Un 161 -110

The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Iowa State Cyclones will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Sprint Center.

ABOUT OKLAHOMA STATE (20-11): Junior forward Jeffrey Carroll was named to the All-Big 12 second team after ranking fourth in scoring (17.3), eighth in rebounding (6.6) and third in 3-point percentage (43.8). If those numbers hold, Carroll would be just the fourth player in league history to finish in the top 10 in each of those categories, joining Georges Niang (Iowa State, 2015-16), Jordan Hamilton (Texas, 2010-11) and Kevin Durant (Texas, 2006-07). Senior guard Forte averages 13.4 points per game, has knocked down 82 shots beyond the arc at 42.3 percent and shoots a Division I-high 95.2 percent from the line.

ABOUT IOWA STATE (20-10): In Big 12 play, Morris, who has torched the Cowboys for 42 points, 16 assists and 14 rebounds in two games this season, has averaged one turnover every 45.9 minutes played in Big 12 games. Morris is flanked by seniors Mitrou-Long (16 points per game, 89 3-pointers) and Matt Thomas (12.2 points, 78 3-pointers), whose 167 combined 3-pointers is the most ever by a Cyclones duo. Senior guard Burton (14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds), last year’s conference newcomer of the year after transferring from Marquette, paces Iowa State in steals (55) and blocks (44) and is aiming to become the first Cyclone to lead the team in both categories since Royce White in 2011-12.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cyclones listed as pk-point favorites versus the Cowboys, while the game’s total is sitting at 161.

Two of the league’s most impressive point guards will take center stage when fifth-seeded Oklahoma State tangles with No. 4 seed Iowa State on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo. The Cowboys’ Jawun Evans leads the conference in assists (6.3), ranks second in scoring (18.7) and fourth in steals (1.9), while the Cyclones’ Monte Morris joined Evans on the All-Big 12 first team, averaging 16.2 points while sporting a NCAA-best 6.2 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Evans posted 22 points and a career-high 15 assists in Saturday’s 90-85 loss against Kansas, which is the first 20-15 game in the country this season and only the fourth in Big 12 history. Despite the loss, it has been quite a turnaround for Oklahoma State, which seems certain to become the first team since Maryland in 1985-86 to make the NCAA Tournament after starting league play 0-6. Iowa State also enters off a loss – 87-76 on Friday at West Virginia – despite 22 points and six 3-pointers from Nazareth Mitrou-Long as well as 17 points from Morris and Deonte Burton. The Cyclones have owned the series of late, winning nine straight contests, but if the game comes down to the free-throw line, the Cowboys will certainly have an advantage, having made 67 of their last 73 free throws (91.8 percent) with Evans having made 29 in a row and Phil Forte III having made 20 straight.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 87-76 loser as they battled Mountaineers on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a +8-point underdog.

Oklahoma State was a 90-85 loser in their most recent outing at home against Jayhawks. They failed to cover the +1.5-point spread as underdogs.

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Oklahoma State:
Team record: 20-11 SU,17-10 ATS
Oklahoma State is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Oklahoma State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Oklahoma State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Iowa State

Iowa State:
Team record: 20-10 SU,15-12 ATS
Iowa State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Iowa State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State’s last 5 games


1. The winner plays the winner of Kansas and TCU in the semifinals on Friday.

2. Oklahoma State leads the all-time series 63-62, but Thomas has 44 points and 11 3-pointers in the two Cyclones’ wins this season.

3. Evans’ 15 assists against the Jayhawks are tied for the second most by a Division I player this year, and the most by an Oklahoma State player since Doug Gottlieb in 1999.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Iowa State Cyclones will cover the spread at pk and the game will go over 161 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Iowa State 88, Oklahoma State 81 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

85.6 PTS FOR 80.4
77.6 PTS AGNST 71.9
8.0 DIFF. 8.6
23.0 DEF REBOUNDS 25.4
46.7 FG% 46.2
78.7 FT% 69.8
9.0 3 POINTERS 10.0
7.8 STEALS 8.1
No trends to report
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State’s last 5 games
Iowa State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State’s last 6 games when playing Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State’s Overall Scoring vs Iowa State’s Overall Defense 85.6 9 71.9 171
Oklahoma State’s Away Scoring vs Iowa State’s Home Defense 77.9 28 66.3 95
Oklahoma State’s Road Rebounds vs Iowa State’s Home Rebounds Allowed 36.1 107 38.1 313
Iowa State’s Overall Scoring vs Oklahoma State’s Overall Defense 80.4 31 77.6 296
Iowa State’s Home Scoring vs Oklahoma State’s Road Defense 81.3 78 76.3 209
Iowa State’s Home Rebounds vs Oklahoma State’s Road Rebounds Allowed 36.8 172 32.1 28


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