Providence looks to add another win to its already impressive stats as they take on a struggling Xavier squad. The visitors are currently the best team in the Big East. Can the hosts hold the Friars back and snatch the ‘W’? Or will Providence continue their impressive run and add another victory to their record.
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Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Game Information
- When: Wednesday, January 26, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK
- TV: BIG12/ESPN+
- Radio: WMT 600 AM (Iowa State) / 101.1 KVRO FM (Oklahoma State)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAAB Betting Odds: Iowa State (TBA) / Oklahoma State (TBA)
Why Bet on the Iowa State Cyclones?
The Iowa Cyclones’ 12-game win streak to start the season seems like a distant memory now, as they’ve now lost two straight games and five of their last seven. What’s worse is that their 59-44 dud of a performance against the TCU Horned Frogs is their ugliest defeat of the season to date.
Senior guard Izaiah Brockington remains the only bright spot for the Cyclones of late. Brockington, who’s averaging a team-high 16.4 points per game, dropped 19 points against TCU whereas not a single teammate of his managed to score more than seven points. Iowa State averages merely 68.3 points per contest and its the team’s lack of firepower behind its top player is what’s ruining the program’s promising start.
On the other hand, at least the Cyclones’ defense is still rather imposing, as they’re one of only 16 teams in the country allowing an average of less than 60 points per game (59.9 PAPG). A visit to inconsistent Oklahoma State might do the trick and bring Iowa State out of its recent funk.
Why Bet on the Oklahoma State Cowboys?
After a brief two-game win streak, the Oklahoma State Cowboys found themselves back in the loss column after their 56-51 defeat to the Texas Longhorns last Saturday. Yet despite that defeat, Oklahoma State’s 3-4 record against the rest of the Big 12 is still slightly better than that of Oklahoma State’s 2-5 mark.
Second-year guard Bryce Thompson is slowly emerging as the Cyclones’ main man following the indefinite suspension of star player Bryce Williams due to a DUI charge from November. Thompson went 8-for-18 from the floor and finished with a team-high 20 points against Texas. He’s Iowa State’s top nightly scorer right now, albeit with just an average of 9.9 points per game at that.
The Cowboys have lost seven of their last 11 outings after a promising 6-1 start to the season. They’re averaging 68.7 points per contest, which is slightly better than Iowa State. However, their plus-3.7 average point differential is a little too close for comfort, especially considering Iowa State’s stout defense is on tap.
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Betting Trends
- The Cyclones are 1-12 on the road this calendar year (6-6-1 ATS).
- The Cyclones are winless in their last four meetings against Oklahoma State (SU/ATS).
- The totals went under in four of Iowa State’s last six road games.
- The Cowboys are 6-4 at home this season but just 3-7 against the spread.
- The Cowboys are 4-1 over its last five outings as home dogs (SU/ATS).
- The Cowboys went under in seven of OSU’s last eight games in general.
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Expert Betting Prediction
Iowa State enters this contest as the ranked program of the matchup and a pretty impressive defensive scheme, but the team hasn’t been playing well lately. That being said, the Cowboys make for a pretty convincing pick to upset the Cyclones this Wednesday night, especially considering OSU’s track record against Iowa State of late as well.
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