The Iowa State Cyclones (10-13, 3-7 Big 12) look to put an end to their seven-game road losing streak in a matchup against the Oklahoma Sooners (15-8, 5-5 Big 12) at Lloyd Noble Center. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners ATS Prediction
The Cyclones come in on a high note after beating the Kansas State Wildcats in their last game, 73-63. Converting at the free throw line was one of Iowa State’s biggest strengths. They were 19-20 (95.0 percent), while the Wildcats were just 10-18 (55.6 percent). With 20 points on 7-for-9 shooting, Solomon Young led Iowa State in scoring.
In the Sooners’ previous game, they defeated the No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers, 69-59. Converting at the free throw line was one of Oklahoma’s biggest advantages. They were 18-21 (85.7 percent), while the Mountaineers were just 5-8 (62.5 percent). Kristian Doolittle was the game’s leading scorer with 27 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field.
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. Rasir Bolton scored a game-high 23 points in the first game, in which the Cyclones beat the Sooners 81-68. He also recorded six assists. Iowa State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.3 vs. 11.5). Oklahoma, on the other hand, did a great job of making free throws (17-24; 70.8 percent).
Ball security could play an integral role in this contest. Oklahoma commits the 15th-fewest miscues in the nation (turnover percentage of 15.8 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Iowa State forces the 58th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 21.9 percent).
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Oklahoma, O/U – Under
Iowa State ranks 101st in three pointers attempted per game (23.4) while Oklahoma ranks 274th in three pointers allowed per game (26.1).
The Cyclones rank 49th in assists per game (14.8) while the Sooners rank 208th (12.0).
Oklahoma averages 36.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 111th in the country. Iowa State ranks 219th in rebounds allowed per game (37.0).
The Cyclones rank 43rd in steals per game (8.0) while the Sooners rank 147th (6.2).
Oklahoma ranks 19th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Iowa State ranks 73rd (3.0).
The Cyclones have been outscored by an average of 5.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Iowa State has defeated opponents by an average of 2.1 points.
During their last five games, the Sooners have scored an average of 65.6 points per game (5.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.0 points per game (3.5 below their season average).