College Basketball Betting Odds: Cyclones Eyeing Revenge Vs. Oklahoma

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Written By Derek Wagner | Last Updated
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There are two Big-12 matchups among Wednesday’s college basketball matchups, including Oklahoma (19-8, 7-7) at Iowa State (21-6, 10-4). The Cyclones are motivated for revenge after Oklahoma thumped them 71-63 on Jan. 6. Meanwhile, Porter Moser’s squad is coming off an emotional 84-82 overtime thriller over their in-state rival, Oklahoma State. Let’s dig into my pick for this critical matchup.

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Iowa state vs. oklahoma odds: spread, moneyline, total

After winning an overtime thriller against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Oklahoma travels to Ames, where Iowa State has revenge on its mind. The Sooners ended the Cyclones’ six-game winning streak in January, so the motivational edge lies with the home team.

Oklahoma shot 40% from beyond the arc in that game. Although Iowa State doesn’t boast a good perimeter defense, I don’t expect the Sooners to replicate that success from deep. The Sooners sank 6 of 13 triples from the corner, well above their season average of 29.6% from the corner, which ranks in the 11th percentile across Division 1 (per CBB Analytics).

That said, it is the weakness of the Cyclones, who tend to collapse their defense inside to prevent easy points in the paint. For reference, they allow a mere 32.5% of opponents’ points to come inside the paint, ranking in the 100th percentile.

Additionally, Oklahoma’s shooting hasn’t traveled well with them, as they only shoot 29.4% from beyond the arc on the road. Despite the fact that the Cyclones’ defense ranks 190th in open 3-point rate (via Shot Quality), it’s hard to imagine Oklahoma coming in and shooting the cover off the ball in Hilton Coliseum, one of the toughest road environments in college hoops.

Furthermore, Oklahoma’s offense was often out of sorts against Baylor’s 1-3-1 zone on Feb. 13. T.J. Otzelberger’s Cyclones occasionally employ that same scheme and could force the Sooners’ offense out of rhythm and into turnovers.

If they accomplish this feat, easy transition buckets could be plentiful for the ‘Clones. After all, this is where they thrive, ranking first in potential quick points off breakaway steals (per Haslametrics).

If you’re into trends, the Cyclones are 13-3 against the spread at home this season.

Best of luck with your bets on college basketball this week — with the tip-off of March Madness odds around the corner.

Utilizing Power Ratings

Haslametrics projects a final score of 73.8-65.0, favoring Iowa State.

Erik Haslam, who owns and operates this college hoops analytics site, will make his return to the Outside Shots podcast in March. Catch this week’s episode below.

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