Upset Picks March Madness Round 2

Iowa State Cyclones Vs Kansas Jayhawks Spread & ATS Pick

TheIowa State Cyclones (21-9, 10-7 Big 12) battle the Kansas Jayhawks (26-4, 14-3 Big 12) in a key Big 12 matchup on Saturday, March 5. The game takes place at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. Tip-off is at 4:00 pm ET. 

The Iowa State Cyclones have won 4 out of their last 6. The Cyclones are 5 and 5 straight up in their last 5. Kansas has won 10 in a row straight up. The Jayhawks destroyed Texas 86 to 56 in their last game on Feb. 29.

Bet The Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks College Basketball Spread & My ATS Pick

The Kansas Jayhawks are 9 and 1 ATS in their last 10. Overall, Kansas is 18 and 9 ATS. The Jayhawks are 8 and 5 ATs in home games this season. Iowa State is 13-13-1 ATS overall this season. The Cyclones are 5 and 5 ATS in away games this season.

What: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM ET 
Where: Lawrence, Kansas
Stadium: Allen Fieldhouse
Spread: Kansas -9.5
Watch: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Iowa State vs Kansas

Bet The No. 21 Iowa State Cyclones Because…

The last time that Iowa State played against Kansas they beat the Jayhawks straight up. Only 3 teams this season have done that. Iowa State was a -1.5 point home favorite in the win on Jan. 25. The Cyclones held Kansas’s terrific outside shooters to less than 30% from three. Kansas went 5 out of 17 from three. More importantly, Iowa State shot 51.6% from the field when making 32 out of 62 shots. The Cyclones made 9 out of 21 shots from three for over 42%. Iowa State beat Kansas 85 to 72. If the Cyclones beat the Jayhawks once, they can beat the Jayhawks a second time.

Bet The No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks Because…

Kansas is a much better team now than they were on January 25. The Jayhawks were in the midst of a win-loss pattern when they took on the Cyclones on Jan. 25. They had beaten TCU 70 to 63 on Jan. 16. On Jan. 19 they inexplicably lost 67 to 86 to Oklahoma State on the road. On Jan. 23, the Jayhawks beat Texas 76 to 67. Then came the 72 to 85 loss to Iowa State. The Jayhawks haven’t lost a game since losing to the Cyclones on Jan. 25.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Not only has Kansas won 10 games in a row, but the Jayhawks have been brilliant against the spread in those 10 games. KU is 9 and 1 ATS in their last 10. The last time that Kansas played a bad game was in their loss to Iowa State.

Don’t think for a minute that the Jayhawks don’t know this. Now that Kansas has climbed all the way to number one in the nation, the Jayhawks are going to try and make a statement against the Cyclones on Saturday. Kansas usually averages 43% from three per game. They shot 68.8% from three in their last game against Texas.

Kansas only needs to shoot better from three in order to turn the tables on the Cyclones in the rematch. I think Kansas shoots a lot better from three on Saturday. I’ve got them blowing out the Cyclones on March 5. 

My final score prediction is Kansas 96, Iowa State 78 .