Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Betting Preview: Cyclones Favored by 7

by | Last updated Feb 25, 2023 | cbb

Oklahoma (13-15 SU 11-16 ATS) vs. Iowa State (17-10 SU 11-15 ATS)
When: Saturday, February 25th: 12:00 ET
Where: Hilton Coliseum Ames, IA
Point Spread: OU +7/ISU -7 (Deposit $100, get $100 free when sign up through our link and use bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!
Total: 128.0
Money Line: Okl +252/Iowa St. -318

On Saturday, February 25th, the Oklahoma Sooners (13-15 SU, 11-16 ATS) will face off against the Iowa State Cyclones (17-10 SU, 11-15 ATS) at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA. The point spread for this game has Iowa State favored by 7 points while the total over/under is set at 128.0. The money line odds have the Oklahoma Sooners listed at +252 and the Iowa State Cyclones at -318.

Line Movement

Last Game Info

Going into their last game, Oklahoma was the betting favorite at -2.5 but fell to Texas Tech by a score of 74-63. The combined 137 points finished above the 136 total line.

Iowa State most recently fell to Texas (72-54). Not only did the Cyclones lose straight-up, but they picked up an ATS defeat as +7.5 point underdogs. The combined 126 points did not surpass the 136.5 total line.

Current Form

Over their last five games, Oklahoma has a straight-up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. Over this stretch, the Sooners’ offense is averaging 70.4 points per game while hitting 44.0% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 50.8% from the field while allowing 76.8 points per contest.

Iowa State
In their previous five contests, Iowa State is 1-4 straight-up and 1-3-1 vs the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 61.2 points per game on a shooting percentage of 40.7%. Defensively, they are allowing teams to hit 44.2% of their shots while giving up 66.4 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Oklahoma’s opponents comes in at 86.7. On the other side, Iowa State’s combined opponent power rating sits at 85.6.

How Does Oklahoma Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Sooners have played 9 road games and have a record of 2-7. In these contests, Oklahoma is 4-5 vs the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 67.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 44.0%. On defense, the Sooners are allowing 76.3 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 44.6% in these games.

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How Does Iowa State Fare At Home?

In their 15 games at home, Iowa State has a 7-8 record vs the spread while going 14-1 straight-up. On offense, the Cyclones are shooting 47.6% on their home floor, leading to 73.5 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 39.6% in these contests. The Iowa State defense is allowing 55.5 points per game at home.

Offense vs Defense

For the season, Oklahoma is averaging 68.5 points per game (286th), while posting an overall field goal percentage of 47.5%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against an Iowa State defense that has allowed an average of 62.0 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 41.7% of their shots vs Iowa State. On the other side, the Iowa State Cyclones are coming into the game averaging 66.5 points per game on a shooting percentage of 43.9%. The Cyclones will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 68.2 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 44.0% of their shots vs the Sooners.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Oklahoma has a shooting percentage of 33.9% while ranking 375th in attempts per game. The Sooners will be facing an Iowa State defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 32.3%. Iowa State enters the game, having hit 32.1% of their looks from deep while averaging 6.72 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Oklahoma has allowed opponents to hit 32.0% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note


  • Yaya Keita (Out) Shin
  • Bijan Cortes (Out) Personal

Iowa State

  • Caleb Grill (Questionable) Back
  • Jeremiah Williams (Out) Achilles

Pick Against The Spread

The Iowa State Cyclones have the advantage in this matchup. Although both teams have struggled against the spread recently, with Oklahoma going 2-3 in their last five games and Iowa State going 1-3-1, Iowa State has performed better on their home court this season, with a 14-1 SU record at home. On the other hand, Oklahoma has struggled on the road with a 2-7 record and a 4-5 ATS record. Additionally, Iowa State has a better defense, allowing an average of 62.0 points per game, compared to Oklahoma’s average of 68.2 points allowed per game. Therefore, my recommendation is to bet on Iowa State to cover the spread. Bet your NCAA basketball predictions for FREE this week by scoring a massive 125% real cash bonus up to $400 and get a FREE half point everytime you bet your favorite team when you use bonus promo code PREDICTEM at GTBets Sportsbook! They have an awesome player loyalty rewards program too! Click here to sign up now!