Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State - Picks Of The Day, March 9th

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:46 PM GMT

Expect a 3-point barrage when Iowa State and Oklahoma State clash in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. Which team will come out on top?

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State

In the last 10 years, Iowa State has swept a trio of games from a conference foe one time out of 11 attempts in a season, beating Texas thrice in 2015 en route to its second Big 12 title. The Cyclones have a chance to do it again against Oklahoma State on Thursday. They rocked the Cowboys 96-86 in Stillwater as 4.5-point underdogs back in January, and bested them again 86-83 at Hilton Coliseum in the regular season finale.

This matchup will be determined behind the arc. Both teams rank in the top 15 nationally at 3-point percentage: Oklahoma State shoots 40.4 percent, while Iowa State sinks 39.9 percent from deep. The Cyclones tend to play their best against teams that challenge them from downtown, especially in the conference play. Versus Big 12 opponents averaging better than 36.4 percent from the arc, they are 9-2 SU and 9-1-1 ATS, as opposed to a 3-4 SU and 2-5 ATS record versus less. Iowa State scores nearly six points more per game in this scenario, while points allowed remains steady across the board. Iowa State +1 is the play.

Free NCAAB Pick: Iowa State +1

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