Baylor Vs Iowa State Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
The Big 12 regular-season race is barreling to the finish line. The Iowa State Cyclones are closing fast and the 9th-ranked Baylor Bears are clawing to hold on to its spot right behind league-leading Kansas. The men’s college basketball spread favors Iowa State by 2-points to beat Baylor. Tip-off is this Saturday, February 25th at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.
Baylor and Iowa State are tied with West Virginia, all at 10-5 in conference play. The Bears won the teams’ first meeting in early January during their 15-0 run to open the season. The score in that game was 65-63.
Baylors Bears Vs Iowa State Cyclones Spread & ATS Pick
What: No. 9 Baylor Bears (23-5) at Iowa State Cyclones (18-9)
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Start Time: 4:00 PM ET
Where: Ames, Iowa
Stadium: Hilton Coliseum
Spread: Iowa State -2
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Baylor vs Iowa State
Why Bet The Baylor Bears To Beat The Cyclones
The Baylor Bears are 23-5 SU and 13-13 ATS this season. They recently beat Oklahoma 60-54, ending a two-game losing skid. They average 73.1 points per game (185th) and allow 62.4 points per game (11th).
The Bears shoot 47.2% from the field (46th) and 35.5% from three-point land (157th). Junior forward Johnathan Motley (16.7 PPG & 9.5 RPG) scored 21 points against Oklahoma, shooting 7-12 from the field. He also added 16 rebounds.
"Baylor got off to a great start, and then after that I thought we battled a little bit better," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "Second half, came out and fought much better, Baylor’s good, Baylor’s really good."
Baylor averages 37.8 rebounds (82nd), 16.0 assists (45th) and 5.35 steals per game. They have a +11.03 point differential. Motley leads the Bears with 9.5 rebounds per game and senior guard Ishmail Wainright is tops with 1.9 steals.
Why Bet The Iowa Cyclones To Beat The Bears
Iowa State enters this game with four wins in a row, including an 82-80 tight contest against Texas Tech. They are 18-9 SU and 14-11 ATS this season. They average 80.7 points per game (34th) and allow 71.0 points per game (146th).
The Cyclones average 46.1% from the field (94th) and 39.1% from beyond the arc (31st). Guards Monte Morris (16.3 PPG & 4.5 RPG) and Matt Thomas (11.9 PPG & 4.1) led Iowa State with 23 and 20 points, respectively, in the win over the Red Raiders
Iowa State averages 36.2 rebounds (161st), 15.8 assists (Tied-56th) and 8.22 steals per game. They have a +9.7-point differential. Senior guard Deonte Burton leads the team with 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Baylor has covered the spread in three of the last four games
- Five of the last six games in the series have gone OVER the game total
Baylor Vs Iowa State ATS Pick
Iowa State’s guard-heavy lineup is thriving, but it will have to be extremely focused to score against Baylor’s notorious long, shot-blocking zone defense.
I am betting Iowa State to win and cover the two-point spread as favorites.