Dec 30, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears forward Cory Jefferson (34) celebrates a score with guard Gary Franklin (left) during the game against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at The Ferrell Center. Baylor won 81-55. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

No. 7 Baylor at No. 9 Iowa State: game preview, odds and prediction


With the college football season now officially over, it’s time for college basketball to take center stage in a big way with two top-10 match ups on Tuesday, beginning with the ninth-ranked Iowa State Cyclones welcoming in the seventh-ranked Baylor Bears for a Big 12 showdown.

Iowa State is off to their best start in school history at 13-0 on the season and are coming off a win in their first conference game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 73-62, on January 4.

The 12-1 Baylor team will stroll in on Monday night looking to hand the Cyclones their first loss of the season, and with the way they’ve been playing lately. that’s a high possibility.

Baylor is riding a six-game winning streak in which they’re walking out victorious by an average margin of 23 points since their only loss to Syracuse.

Date: Jan. 7

Start Time: 7 PM ET

Location: Ames, IA

Arena: James H. Hilton Coliseum

TV Info: ESPN2

Live Stream: WatchESPN app

Odds: Iowa State -6

Prediction: Baylor 77, Iowa State 67

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