A couple of top 20 teams meet up for a huge Big 12 showdown when #12 Iowa State (16-4) travels to #18 Baylor (15-5) on Saturday night in Waco, Texas. The Bears have been tough to beat on their own floor this season, sporting a 10-1 record at home but Iowa State has won five of their last six and against some of the best teams in the conference.

Before Betting on #12 Iowa State vs #18 Baylor NCAAB

Baylor is 4-3 in Big 12 play this season but they’ve been a few breaks here and there from that record being much better. Over the last two weeks the Bears have lost OT games to Kansas State (68-64) and TCU (105-102) and have also suffered a close defeat to Texas (75-73).

Baylor did finally snap their struggles on Wednesday with a 77-69 victory at Central Florida. Langston Love erupted for a season high 24 points in that contest and BU as usual can score the basketball, ranking 15th in the nation in points/game (84.7).

Iowa State has another grueling test on Saturday, but this is a team that welcomes – and usually succeeds at – challenges. The Cyclones have beaten #4 Houston, #8 Kansas, and #25 TCU over their last six games in a very competitive Big 12.

Cyclones vs Bears Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Moneyline Total Point Spread
BetOnline ISU (2.60) | BAYLOR (1.56) 142 ISU +4 (1.91) | BAYLOR -4 (1.91)
MyBookie ISU (2.35) | BAYLOR (1.59) 143 ISU +3.5 (1.91) | BAYLOR -3.5 (1.91)
BetUS ISU (2.50) | BAYLOR (1.57) 142.5 ISU +4 (1.90) | BAYLOR -4 (1.90) ISU (2.60) | BAYLOR (1.56) 142 ISU +4 (1.91) | BAYLOR -4 (1.91)
XBet ISU (2.35) | BAYLOR (1.59) 143 ISU +3.5 (1.91) | BAYLOR -3.5 (1.91)

Iowa State vs Baylor NCAAB Prediction & Pick

Iowa State ranks #4 in the country in defensive efficiency and Baylor is #5 in offensive efficiency so this is set to be a classic offense vs defense matchup. ISU has survived some tough battles recently while Baylor has come out on the short end of their close games but with the Bears being at home this is when the script starts to flip. 

Pick: Baylor -3.5