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Iowa State vs Missouri Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Cyclones vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Iowa State Cyclones at Missouri Tigers
- Where: Columbia at Mizzou Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Iowa State -1.5, IOWAST -127 | MISSR +104 O/U 141.5
Iowa State will take the floor against the Tigers with an overall record of 15-4. So far, the Cyclones have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 3-4. This season, Iowa State has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 10-0. For today’s contest, Iowa State has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.
Iowa State’s leading scorer this season is Jaren Holmes, who is averaging 13.47 points per contest. So far, Holmes has accounted for 18.96% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.42 rebounds per game and 3.47 assists. Gabe Kalscheur is the second leading scorer for the Cyclones, averaging 13.11 points per game. Between him and Kalscheur, they are accounting for 37.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Iowa State this season, as they are currently ranked 345th in college basketball at 66.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cyclones’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.1%, placing them 359th in the NCAA.
Missouri will take the floor against the Cyclones with an overall record of 15-5. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 12-2. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Kobe Brown comes into today’s game as the Tigers’ leading scorer at 15.79 points per contest. Not only has Brown been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Missouri’s top rebounder at 5.58 boards per contest. Behind Brown, the team has benefited from the strong play of D’Moi Hodge, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.5 points per game. Overall, he has hit 47.2% of his shots and is adding 3.75 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Missouri this season, as they are currently ranked 369th in college basketball at 65.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 28.1%, placing them 514th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Missouri Tigers +1.5
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the Missouri Tigers to cover the spread as the +1.5 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Missouri and Iowa State to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 411th and 556th, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Tigers, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread at home. In Missouri’s last 10 games at home, they are 6-4 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Tigers to cover at home.