No. 7 Kansas (16-3) will be looking for a marquee road victory when it travels to No. 23 Iowa State (15-4) on Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks have not faced a top-25 team in a true road game this season, and they are one game back of Texas Tech atop the Big 12 standings. Iowa State has won four of its last five games, beating Kansas State by 11 points on Wednesday. The Cyclones are among three other teams tied with Kansas for second place in the conference standings.

Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET at James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. The latest Iowa State vs. Kansas odds from SportsLine consensus list the Cyclones as 4.5-point favorites, while the over/under for total points is 141.5. You can watch Saturday's game on CBS and stream the game on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.

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How to watch Iowa State vs. Kansas

  • Iowa State vs. Kansas date: Saturday, Jan. 27
  • Iowa State vs. Kansas time: 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Iowa State vs. Kansas TV channel: CBS 
  • Iowa State vs. Kansas live stream: Paramount+ 

College basketball picks for Iowa State vs. Kansas

Before tuning into the Kansas vs. Iowa State game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It entered Week 12 of the 2023-24 season on a 114-73 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $2,000 for $100 players. It is also off to a 19-5 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

For Iowa State vs. Kansas, the model projects that the Jayhawks cover the spread as 4.5-point underdogs. This series has been lopsided in recent years, with Kansas winning eight of the last nine matchups. The Jayhawks have been the profitable team to back in the betting market, covering the spread in six of the last nine meetings.

They have won three of their last four games this month, beating then-No. 9 Oklahoma by double digits before blowing out Oklahoma State on the road. Their most recent outing resulted in a 74-69 win over Cincinnati on Monday, as freshman Johnny Furphy posted career highs of 23 points and 11 rebounds. Kansas held the Bearcats to a 3 of 18 mark from 3-point range while forcing 16 turnovers.

Senior guard Kevin McCullar Jr. leads Kansas with 20.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game following a 20-point outing against Cincinnati. Senior center Hunter Dickinson remains one of the premier big men in college basketball, averaging a double-double with 18.8 points and 11.1 rebounds. The Jayhawks have been off since Monday and the Cyclones had to play on Wednesday, so the additional rest is one reason why the model has Kansas listed as the side of the spread with all the value. Stream the game here.

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