Iowa Vs Kansas Line & Final Score Prediction

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Iowa Vs Kansas Line & Final Score Prediction

The struggling Iowa State Cyclones will look to get back in the win column and pull off the huge upset when they hit the road to take on the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. The longtime Big 12 rivals will square off at 2:00 PM ET live from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

How To Bet The Iowa State Cyclones Vs Kansas Jayhawks Line & Final Score Prediction

Iowa State at No. 3 Kansas
When: Saturday, February 4, 2017at 2:00 PM ET
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Spread: Kansas -10.5
O/U: 154
Moneyline: KU -610

Why Bet The Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State (13-8 SU, 9-9 ATS) has lost two straight and four of their last six games overall and comes into this contest off a humbling 85-72 smackdown at the hands of West Virginia on Tuesday.

The Cyclones shot a pitiful 28 percent in the second half and suffered their third home loss this season, something that hasn’t happened since 2011.

"I don’t think there were a ton of contested shots," Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. "I thought we had some open 3s and layups that we (typically) make." 

Iowa State averages a healthy 80.4 points per game to rank 42nd in scoring nationally while allowing 69.9 points per game defensively to rank 122nd in points allowed.

Why Bet The Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas (20-2 SU, 7-13 ATS) has won two straight and picked up a huge win over No. 2 Baylor on Wednesday despite failing to cover the spread as a 6.5-point home favorite.

Freshman guard Josh Jackson led the way with a double-double of 23 points and 10 boards, while senior forward Landen Lucas grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. The win was the 51st in a row at home and the 37th straight against a Big 12 rival as the Jayhawks (20-2, 8-1), took a one-game lead at the halfway mark of the Big 12 conference race as they shoot for a 13th consecutive conference crown.

Kansas averages a healthy 83.8 points per game to rank an impressive 16th in scoring nationally while allowing 71.0 points per game defensively to rank 147th in points allowed.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Cyclones are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following a double-digit home loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. Conversely, while the Jayhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven meetings against the Cyclones, they’re also 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS loss. Kansas will get the home win here but they’re just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games so I say if the spread tops eight points, back the Cyclones.

My final score prediction is Kansas 83 Iowa State 76