College Hoops: Iowa State vs. Kansas State Predictions, Odds & Picks (Tuesday, Jan. 24)

Keyontae Johnson #11 of the Kansas State Wildcats looks on in the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Bramlage Coliseum on January 21, 2023 in Manhattan, Kansas.
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This one is shaping up to be the game of the night, as No. 12 Iowa State will host No. 5 Kansas State on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The game is scheduled for 9 pm ET while airing on ESPNU. Iowa State enters this game as 5-point favorites with the total set at 134.5. How will this one play out? Let’s dive into the Iowa State vs. Kansas State predictions below.

Iowa State vs. Kansas State Odds

  • Spread: Iowa State -5.5
  • Total: 134.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 24
  • Time: 9 pm ET
  • Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum — Ames, IA

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Iowa State Betting Trends

  • Cyclones are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
  • Over is 4-0 in Cyclones last 4 home games.
  • Under is 16-6 in Cyclones last 22 overall.

Kansas State Betting Trends

  • Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
  • Over is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 road games.
  • Underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Iowa State vs. Kansas State Game Preview

Iowa State lost a shocker at Oklahoma State on Saturday, falling 61-59 in Stillwater. However, that was on the road. The Cyclones have been an outstanding home team this season, and you better believe the crowd in Ames will give them plenty of energy while facing a top five opponent on Tuesday. Iowa State is a perfect 10-0 at home this year, most notably ripping through Baylor (77-62), Texas Tech (84-50), and Texas (78-67) in front of the home fans.

Kansas State has overachieved up to this point, boasting a 17-2 record that has them ranked No. 5 in the latest AP Poll. The Wildcats are an incredible run, winning 11 of their last 12 games. That includes impressive road victories at No. 10 Texas and No. 17 Baylor. The only blemish in that stretch came at No. 11 TCU, as the Horned Frogs walloped Kansas State by a score of 82-68. So which version of the Wildcats will show up on the road tonight?

Iowa State vs. Kansas State Predictions

This is a classic battle of offense vs. defense. Iowa State ranks seventh in the country for adjusted defensive efficiency (source: Kansas State ranks 34th in offensive efficiency, and the Wildcats are no stranger to flirting with 100 points in conference play. Kansas State is good enough to hang around in this game and keep the score close. The Cyclones should pull out the home victory, but it could come down to the final possessions.

The Pick: Kansas State +5.5 | -110 at FanDuel Sportsbook