Kansas vs. Iowa State Big 12 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023
The No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks (26-6, 13-5 Big 12) are favored by 4.5 points in their Big 12 Tournament matchup against the No. 5 seed Iowa State Cyclones (19-12, 9-9 Big 12) on Friday at T-Mobile Center, beginning at 7:00 PM on ESPN. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under set at 130.5 points.
Kansas vs. Iowa State Odds
- Kansas odds to win: -205
- Iowa State odds to win: +170
- Spread: Kansas (-4.5)
- Total: 130.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
- Where: Kansas City, Missouri
- Venue: T-Mobile Center
Who Will Win Kansas vs. Iowa State?
Kansas and Iowa State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Kansas has a 6-12 record against the spread in games it was favored by 4.5 points or more this season.
In games it has played as at least a 4.5-point underdog this year, Iowa State is 5-2 against the spread.
These teams average 144.5 points per game combined, 14 more than the total of 130.5.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 130.5 points per game, which equals this game’s over/under of 130.5 points.
Kansas’ average point total in outings this year is 143.7, 13.2 points higher than the total in this game.
Cyclones games this year have averaged an over/under of 131.3 points, 0.8 more than the point total in this matchup.
The Jayhawks are 15-17-0 against the spread this season.
The Cyclones are 16-15-0 ATS this season.
Kansas Stats & Insights
Kansas averages 75.7 points per game (85th in college basketball) while giving up 68 per outing (118th in college basketball). It has a +245 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 7.7 points per game.
Kansas records 33.5 rebounds per game (76th in college basketball) while conceding 31.9 per outing to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 1.6 boards per game.
The Jayhawks hit 7.1 three-pointers per game (212th in college basketball) at a 34.8% rate (148th in college basketball), compared to the 6.5 their opponents make while shooting 31.2% from deep.
Kansas averages 95.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (125th in college basketball), and gives up 86.2 points per 100 possessions (56th in college basketball).
The Jayhawks put up 78.8 points per game in home games, compared to 74 points per game in road games, a difference of 4.8 points per contest.
Iowa State Stats & Insights
Iowa State is outscoring opponents by 6.3 points per game, with a +195 scoring differential overall. It puts up 68.8 points per game (253rd in college basketball) and gives up 62.5 per outing (20th in college basketball).
Iowa State wins the rebound battle by three boards on average. It collects 30.6 rebounds per game, 251st in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 27.6.
Iowa State connects on 6.6 three-pointers per game (269th in college basketball) while shooting 33.8% from deep (202nd in college basketball). It is making 1.1 fewer threes than its opponents, who drain 7.7 per game at 33.9%.
Iowa State’s 93 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 204th in college basketball, and the 84.5 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 27th in college basketball.
At home the Cyclones are scoring 72 points per game, 8.5 more than they are averaging away (63.5).
Kansas Key Players to Watch
Jalen Wilson leads the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 19.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
Dajuan Harris leads Kansas in assists, averaging 6.3 per game while also scoring 8.8 points per contest.
The Jayhawks get the most three-point shooting production out of Gradey Dick, who makes 2.4 threes per game.
Harris and KJ Adams lead Kansas on the defensive end, with Harris leading the team in steals averaging 2.1 per game and Adams in blocks averaging 0.8 per contest.
Iowa State Key Players to Watch
Jaren Holmes scores 13.3 points per game and is the top scorer for the Cyclones.
The Iowa State leaders in rebounding and assists are Caleb Grill with four rebounds per game (he also adds 9.5 points and 1.4 assists per game) and Tamin Lipsey with 4.6 assists per game (he also tacks on 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game).
Gabe Kalscheur is reliable from three-point range and leads the Cyclones with 2.3 made threes per game.
Lipsey (2.2 steals per game) is the steal leader for Iowa State while Osun Osunniyi (1.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Kansas vs. Iowa State Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Kansas 71, Iowa State 66
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