Check out our free Iowa State vs Oklahoma State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Stillwater. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Iowa State vs Oklahoma State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Cyclones vs Cowboys Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Iowa State Cyclones at Oklahoma State Cowboys
  • Where: Stillwater at Gallagher-Iba Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Iowa State +1, IOWAST -110 | OKST -110 O/U 125.5

Cyclones Preview:

Iowa State heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-3. So far, the Cyclones have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 3-3. For the season, Iowa State has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cyclones being +1 point underdogs.

Iowa State’s leading scorer this season is Jaren Holmes, who is averaging 13.24 points per contest. So far, Holmes has accounted for 18.58% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.24 rebounds per game and 3.12 assists. Gabe Kalscheur is the second leading scorer for the Cyclones, averaging 12.71 points per game. Between him and Kalscheur, they are accounting for 36.4% of the team’s scoring.

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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.

Cowboys Preview:

Oklahoma State heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-8. So far this season, Oklahoma State has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. The Cowboys’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Oklahoma State has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 10-2.

Oklahoma State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Bryce Thompson who is averaging 11.89 points per game for the Cowboys. Thompson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cowboys’ offensive game plan is the play of Avery Anderson III who has hit 38.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.61 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oklahoma State this season, as they are currently ranked 294th in college basketball at 68.4 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 Cowboys’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.5%, placing them 480th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Oklahoma State Cowboys -1

Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Oklahoma State Cowboys as the -1 point favorites over the Iowa State Cyclones. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Cowboys’, look for a strong defensive effort to lead them to a victory. When it comes to getting a bet down on the spread, we see Iowa State struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Oklahoma State also hasn’t been lighting it up from downtown, our projections show them putting together a good offensive performance. For today’s game, our recommendation is to take Oklahoma State laying the points.

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