Wednesday college basketball odds: No. 13 Oklahoma State at Iowa State
It’s a huge game on Wednesday night for Iowa State as the Cyclones are squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. They would likely clinch a bid with a win over Oklahoma State. ISU opened as a 1.5-point favorite on WagerWeb.com. Check our current lines.
The Cowboys are still hoping to share the Big 12 title. They have won three straight and 10 off 11. OSU enters off a 78-65 win over Texas on Saturday. Markel Brown scored 18 points and Le’Bryan Nash added 16. Oklahoma State (22-6, 12-4 Big 12) scored the final eight points of the first half and start an 18-2 run that carried beyond halftime. By the time it was over, the Cowboys were firmly in front at 47-33. In the first 16 minutes, OSU freshman star Marcus Smart didn’t score and committed all five of his turnovers. He played a clean game after that, ending up with 11 points, four steals and three assists.
Iowa State has lost two straight. The Cyclones were beaten 86-69 at Oklahoma on Saturday. OU sank 34 of 34 free-throw attempts, tying an NCAA mark for most made at the foul line without a miss. Only two other times in NCAA Division I history has a team attempted at least 34 free throws without a miss. UC Irvine achieved the feat against Pacific on Feb. 21, 1981 and Samford duplicated the effort against Central Florida on Dec. 20, 1990. Tyrus McGee led Iowa State (19-10, 9-7) with 22 points. Babu Palo added 12 points and Melvin Ejim and Georges Niang scored 10 each for the Cyclones. Iowa State is the nation’s leader in 3-pointers per game (9.9) and total 3-pointers made (288). ISU has made 10 or more 3-pointers in eight-straight games, averaging 12.3 treys and shooting 40.0 pct. (98-245 3FG) in that span.
It’s Senior Night at ISU. ISU has won 10 of its last 14 Senior Day games. ISU is 31-3 in Hilton Coliseum during the two-year run of this senior class. Oklahoma State leads the all-time series vs. Iowa State at 63-53. ISU leads the series in games played in Ames at 34-14. OSU won the first game this season in Stillwater on a Marcus Smart shot at the buzzer, 78-76. ISU led by four points with under two minutes remaining and held a lead in the final minute. Chris Babb had 19 points on 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range.
WagerWeb.com trends: Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. Cowboys are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. Favorite is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings. Over is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings. Road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.