The number fourteen ranked Iowa State Cyclones (18-7, 7-5 Big 12) travel to Waco, Texas to battle the twenty-first ranked Baylor Bears (18-7, 7-5 Big 12) in another terrific Big 12 battle. Tipoff is scheduled for this Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 9:00 pm ET.
A Closer Look At How To Bet the No. 14 Iowa State Cyclones vs No. 21 Baylor Bears College Hoops Spread
The college basketball betting spread favors Baylor by 2.5-points to beat Iowa State. The moneyline and over/under are currently unavailable. The Bears are only 3 and 8 ATS at home while the total has gone over in 4 out of the Bears’ last 5 games. The Cyclones are 2-3 in their last 5.
What: No. 14 Iowa State Cyclones (18-7) at No. 21 Baylor Bears (18-7)
When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Kickoff: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Waco, Texas
Stadium: Ferrell Center
Spread: Baylor -2.5
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Listen: Iowa State vs Baylor
Bet The Iowa State Cyclones Because…
Iowa State should play better defense in this go around against the Bears. The Cyclones were terrible defensively in the second half of their 89 to 94 home loss to Baylor on January 9. Baylor ended up shooting 52.3% from the field and 37.5% from three. Iowa State is known as a team that likes to run and gun. But, on defense, they’re usually much better than what they showed against Baylor in the first game between these 2. Iowa State usually allows only 43.3% shooting from the field and 34.4% from three. The Cyclones’ defense should be closer to those averages on Tuesday night.
Bet The Baylor Bears Because…
Iowa State can’t stop forward Taurean Prince and guard Lester Medford. Prince made 7 out of 13 field goals and 2 out of 5 threes versus Iowa State in the first game. He scored 18 points, grabbed 10 boards and dished 4 assists. Medford made 5 out of 8 shots from the field and a blistering 4 out of 5 from three. Medford scored 16 points, grabbed 3 boards and dished 11 assists. Medford’s and Prince’s inside-outside game could do that same damage to Iowa State on Tuesday night.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Iowa State’s biggest issue with stopping Medford and Prince is that they tried to stop Medford and Prince. Even though both Baylor players put up double-doubles, neither guy ended up as the star against the Cyclones in that first game.
The star for Baylor was reserve John Motley. Motley, a forward, scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. If Iowa State tries to stop Motley, Medford and Prince will have even bigger games on Feb. 16. If they try and stop Medford and Prince again, who’s to say that Motley doesn’t explode again for close to 30? Iowa State just doesn’t match up well with Baylor. I think Baylor wins by at least 10 on Tuesday night.