Peterson: Best bet for Iowa State vs. Kansas

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The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas Jayhawks find themselves ranked and as two of the biggest competitors to Baylor in the conference and will do battle in Lawrence on Tuesday in a game involving a pair of opposites.

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas Jayhawks (-11.5, 142)
(stats as of Monday morning)

 

The Jayhawks are eighth in the country in points scored on a per-possession basis, while the Cyclones are fifth in points allowed on a per-possession basis on defense.

Iowa State’s defense has feasted on turnovers, ranking seventh in the country in turnovers forced on a per-possession basis, creating one on 25.4 percent of possessions which goes up to 25.6 percent in games away from home, which is third nationally.

Kansas has also seen a dip in their offensive production recently, scoring 11.7 points per 100 possessions less the past three games as compared to the rest of the season and is turning the ball over on more than 20 percent of their possessions in this span.

Iowa State has already collected three wins outside of the state of Iowa against teams rated in the Net Rating’s top 75 and has the chops to make it four on Tuesday.

Pick: Iowa State %plussign% 11.5

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