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College Basketball Totals Pick – Iowa State Cyclones vs #2 Baylor Bears

High-Scoring Bears Bring Stingy D

Our Iowa State vs Baylor totals pick has the best over at 147.0 (-115) and the top under at 147.5 (-107). This game has the best team in the Big 12 and second-ranked nationally, the Baylor Bears, going up against the last-place team, the Iowa Cyclones. The #2 Baylor Bears (17-0 Overall, 9-0 Big 12) bring a potent offense and tough defense to the floor. Conversely, this season, the Iowa State Cyclones (2-16 Overall, 0-13 Big 12) have struggled on both offense and defense.

The last time these two teams met, which was on January 2, the Bears beat the Cyclones 76-65 for a total of 141. This game will be played on Baylor’s home court, Ferrell Center in Waco, TX, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Game time is 8:00 pm ET. We also have the point spread pick for ISU vs Baylor.

Iowa State vs Baylor Totals Pick – Statistics

We expect the Bears to dominate this game on both offense and defense. Baylor is scoring 87.0 PPG and giving up just 62.8 PPG. In contrast, ISU is putting 65.6 PPG on the scoreboard while they are allowing opponents 77.0 PPG. There’s also a huge contrast in the field-goal success rate of these two teams, with Baylor completing 50.7% and Iowa State hitting 42.0%. Additionally, we surmise that the Bears will be superior on the boards, in shooting threes, and also in assists. In conclusion, look for the Bears to score a bit over 80 points and ISU approximately 55. Thus, when considering performance and statistics, we look for the total to go under.

Cyclones vs Bears – Trends

Considering ISU’s recent performance, the trend has been for the score to go over. In five of their last six games played on Tuesdays, the total has been over, and in 13 of their last 20 games as the underdog, it has also gone over. Additionally, Baylor has trended towards the over too. In five of their last five games and in 13 of their last 20 games versus ISU, the total has hit the over. However, the total has gone under in five of Baylor’s last seven games played on a Tuesday.

Iowa State vs Baylor Totals Pick – Final Word

Our Iowa State vs Baylor totals pick notes that although the trend for both of these teams has been to hit the over, we feel that the stats dictate that the under is very possible. We find that Baylor will certainly put a lot of points on the scoreboard. However, the Cyclones will struggle to score as the Bears’ D does all it can to shut them down. We suggest you bet the under at 147.5 (-107).

Prediction Summary Totals – Iowa State Cyclones vs #2 Baylor Bears

Totals – Under 147.5 (-107)


Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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