Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Picks and Predictions – Wednesday, Feb. 28

Oklahoma guard Javian McCollum (2) celebrates scoring in the second half during an NCAA basketball game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.

We have your Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Oklahoma Sooners hit the road to face the Iowa State Cyclones.

The Iowa State Cyclones (21-6) are set to defend their unbeaten home record against the Oklahoma Sooners (19-8) in a high-stakes Big 12 showdown. With both teams eager to solidify their standings, this matchup at the James H. Hilton Coliseum is primed to be a clash of titanic proportions.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones Odds Info

Moneyline: Oklahoma Sooners +385 (FanDuel) / Iowa State Cyclones -500 (PointsBet)

Spread: -9.5 – Oklahoma Sooners -110 (Bet365) / Iowa State Cyclones -110 (Bet365)

Total: 137.0 – -108 (DraftKings) / -109 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 28

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum – Ames, IA


Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends

  • On the road, Oklahoma Sooners are 3 and 4 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Oklahoma Sooners are 14 and 13.
  • Against the spread on the road, Oklahoma Sooners are 5 and 4.

Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends

  • At home, Iowa State Cyclones are 16 and 0 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Iowa State Cyclones are 19 and 8.
  • Against the spread at home, Iowa State Cyclones are 13 and 4.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones Predictions

The Iowa State Cyclones, boasting a perfect home record and a formidable 10-4 in conference play, are riding a six-game winning streak as they prepare to host the Oklahoma Sooners. The Cyclones’ defense has been a cornerstone of their success, allowing an average of just 66.5 points per game in conference play and forcing a league-best 16.6 turnovers per game. Guard Tamin Lipsey has been a standout, contributing significantly to both the offense with 5.4 assists per game and the defense with a season total of 73 steals. Iowa State’s offense, with a 47.3% field goal percentage, will look to exploit any weaknesses in the Sooners’ defense.

Oklahoma, on the other hand, enters the game with a 19-8 overall record and a 7-7 standing in the Big 12. The Sooners are coming off a loss but have shown resilience throughout the season. Guard Javian McCollum leads the team in scoring with an average of 14.0 points per game, and forward Jalon Moore tops the rebounding charts with 6.4 per game. Oklahoma’s offense has been efficient, shooting 47.0% from the field, and will need to maintain this efficiency against the Cyclones’ stingy defense.

This game is not just a test of Iowa State’s unblemished home record but also a chance for Oklahoma to prove their mettle on the road. With both teams featuring balanced attacks and no clear All-American caliber scorer, the game is likely to be decided by defense and execution in the half-court. The key matchup to watch will be between Iowa State’s Lipsey and Oklahoma’s McCollum, as their performance could tip the scales in this tightly contested battle.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones Pick

The Iowa State Cyclones have demonstrated an impressive ability to defend their home court, boasting a 16-0 record at the James H. Hilton Coliseum. Their defense, which is the best in the Big 12, has been a key factor in their success, and they have been particularly effective at forcing turnovers. With the Cyclones’ offense shooting a solid 47.3% from the field and guard Tamin Lipsey contributing significantly on both ends of the floor, they have the tools to maintain their home dominance. Considering the Cyclones’ strong against the spread (ATS) record of 19-8 and their current six-game winning streak, the odds are in favor of a moneyline bet on Iowa State.

While the Oklahoma Sooners have shown resilience and have a capable scorer in Javian McCollum, their road record of 3-4 suggests they may struggle in the hostile environment of Hilton Coliseum. The Sooners’ recent loss and their 7-7 conference record indicate inconsistencies that could be exploited by a well-rounded Iowa State team. Given the Cyclones’ defensive prowess and the Sooners’ less impressive ATS record of 14-13, the smart money is on Iowa State to continue their undefeated streak at home. The historical head-to-head matchup, which saw Iowa State lose earlier in the season, is likely to fuel the Cyclones’ desire for redemption, further supporting the case for an Iowa State moneyline bet.

The Pick: Iowa State Cyclones -500. (PointsBet)