Baylor vs Iowa State Betting pick and odds for this game set for March 15, 2024. Place a bet on this college basketball game now.

Baylor vs Iowa State Betting Odds

Here are the Baylor vs Iowa State Betting odds:

BAYLOR +1.5 +105 Over 135
IOWA STATE -1.5 -125 Under 135

Baylor vs Iowa State Betting Prediction

Here is our Baylor vs Iowa State Betting prediction.

On Friday, the Baylor Bears and the Iowa State Cyclones will compete towards one another in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament. From the T-Mobile Center, the game will begin at 8:30 p.m. Central Time. They improved their record to 23-9 SU, 18-10-3 ATS, and 16-15 O/U with a victory over Cincinnati on Thursday, which they won 68-56. The Bears finished the season with a record of 11–7 in Big 12 games. Iowa State defeated Kansas State by a score of 76–57 on Thursday. At this point, Iowa State has a record of 25-7 overall, 20-10-2 against the spread, and 15–17 over/under. The Cyclones finished the season with a record of 13-5 in Big 12 games.

On February 3, they defeated Iowa State by a score of 70–68 in Waco. The game-winning shot was made by junior guard Jayden Nunn with two seconds remaining, and it was sufficient to maintain the win despite the fact that head coach Scott Drew was ejected for the first time in his pro career. At the break, the Bears held a 40–28 lead over the Cyclones, but the Cyclones were not going to give up. In terms of rebounding, BU defeated the other side by a score of 36–31, but they also turned the ball over 20 times. BU made 12 of 23 attempts from beyond the line, which is a 52.2% success rate. On the other hand, Illinois State University only made 39.3 percent of their shots and missed 13 free throws out of a total of 33. This resulted in a total of 26 points.

Baylor Bears Betting Prediction

First, we have the Baylor vs Iowa State Betting prediction for the Bears.

Despite the fact that Thursday was not Baylor’s greatest day, they were able to make plays when they were critical. BU only managed to score 24 points in the first half, but after the interval, they did manage to score 44 points and were in the lead. Despite the fact that it only hit forty percent of its shots overall and missed five of nineteen three-point shots, it made the most of its free throw opportunities, making twenty-two of twenty-two of them.

Additionally, the Bears had 14 offensive rebounds and defeated the Bearcats by a score of 39–27 in terms of boards.
The average number of points scored by Baylor each game is 81.5, which places them in the 26th spot. They shoot 48.9 percent of the time, which places them in fifteenth place, with 39.8 percent coming from beyond the arc, which places them seventh. The Boston Bulldogs have a free throw percentage of 73.5 percent, which places them 109th. Additionally, they have 31.7 boards, 14.8 assists, and 11.9 turnovers per game, which places them between 203rd and 186th.

The Bears allow 71.5 points per game, which places them 165th in the league, while they bring in 26.4 rebounds per game. In addition, they allow a shooting percentage of 45.6 percent, which places them in the 293rd position, and they allow a three-point shooting percentage of 33.6 percent, which places them in the 183rd position. During a game, Boston University had a total of 17.0 fouls (182nd), 3.1 blocks (206th), and 6.4 steals (172nd).

KenPom, a pollster, ranks Baylor as the thirteenth best school in the US. According to these statistics, the Bears came in fifth place in terms of offensive efficiency, 58th in terms of defensive efficiency, and 283rd in terms of season-adjusted pace.

Iowa State Cyclones Betting Prediction

Now we have the Baylor vs Iowa State Betting prediction for the Cyclones.

The game that Iowa State played in the playoffs was a victory over Kansas State. There were times when it was ahead by as much as 21 points, but it was never higher than two points behind at any moment. Over the course of the game, the Cyclones scored the majority of their points in the paint (44 points) and at the free throw line (25 for 31). In addition to that, they have scored 23 points despite the Wildcats making 20 blunders. Because ISU was only able to make one of fourteen shots from beyond the arc, the free throws and transition points that they made were extremely important.

With a shooting percentage of 46.3 percent (85th), Iowa State averages 75.7 points per game, which places them in 118th place. The percentage of their shots from beyond the arc that they make is 34.8 percent, which places them in 140th place. In addition to having an average of 31.2 boards, 15.7 assists, and 10.9 turnovers, Illinois State University, which ranks 293rd in the nation, has a free throw percentage of 69.0 percent.

They allow 62.1 points per game, which is the fifth best in the country, on 40.5% shooting (24th), including 32.2% from three-point range (99th), and 29.5 boards per game, which is the 61st best in the country. ISU has the third-most blocks (3.1), the second-most thefts (10.1), and the 145th-most fouls (16.5) with each game that they play.

The website KenPom ranks Iowa State University as the ninth greatest institution in the United States. For the Cyclones, the adjusted schedule places them 179th in terms of tempo and 70th in terms of offensive productivity.

Baylor vs Iowa State Betting Pick

This coming Friday, Iowa State will want to establish itself as a formidable opponent in the paint, where it has a 67.9 percent success rate. Out of all the teams in the country, the Cyclones have the 33rd highest percentage of their points coming from two-point shots, which is fourteen eighteen percent. Due to the fact that opponents shoot 68.7 percent overall and 74.7 percent on rim field goal attempts that aren’t blocked, it is nearly impossible for Baylor to defend the rim. ISU only managed to score 20 points in the paint during the first game, but they actually attempted 32 free throws. The fact that the Cyclones do not make seventy percent of their free throws makes that strategy not the ideal one.

ISU must score more than thirty points inside the arena in order to have any chance of winning. In the first game, the Baylor team shot over fifty percent from three-point range, and they had a three-point shooting percentage of around forty percent. With a field goal percentage of 68.7 percent, the Bears are also capable of scoring comfortably from beyond the three-point line. If the Cyclones are unable to effectively guard the three-point line, they will be unable to stay up with the Bears, despite the fact that they will commit a significant number of turnovers.

On Thursday, the attack of Boston University was not very good; they only made five three-pointers going up against a formidable defense from Cincinnati. Next, it is necessary for them to break out of their scoring slump in order to compete against the college basketball club that has the second-best defense. That just isn’t going to happen either. Due to the fact that they have a strong defense, the Cyclones will cover the spread in the Big 12 quarterfinal on Friday.

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