15* Big 12 PLAY OF THE DAY on Iowa State +2
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State,
02/07/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 67 - 69
Point Spread: +2/-103 Iowa State
The Iowa State Cyclones remain one of the most underrated teams in the country. They still didn't get ranked this week despite three straight impressive wins to get to 17-6 on the year. They beat Kansas and Kansas State at home before going on the road to knock off Oklahoma.
I look for the Cyclones to use them not getting ranked as big-time motivation heading into this game with Oklahoma State. ISU is 7-3 in Big 12 play and only 1.5 games out of first place after Missouri won at Oklahoma last night. This team is the real deal and should not be an underdog to the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State is no more than a mediocre team at 11-12 on the season. They have no business being favored in this contest. The Cowboys are just 4-6 in conference play, which includes a road loss at Iowa State in their first meeting this season. With ISU playing their best basketball of the year right now, I expect them to cap off the season sweep.
Iowa State is 12-2 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big 12 opponents. The Cyclones are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. ISU is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. The clones are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. These four trends make for a 27-2 (93%) System backing the Cyclones. Take Iowa State Tuesday.