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How and what to watch for Iowa State vs. No. 9 Oklahoma

Oklahoma and Iowa State will meet up on Saturday as both teams battle through COVID protocols.

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Forward Kur Kuath of the Oklahoma Sooners high fives forward Brady Manek before the college basketball game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at United Supermarkets Arena on February 01, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas. Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images

The ninth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners will look to keep their surprise season going when they host an Iowa State Cyclones team that has gone through a difficult year.

Oklahoma (11-5, 6-4 Big 12) had their five-game winning streak snapped in a 57-52 road loss to No. 13 Texas A&M on Monday night. The Sooners put up a good fight but were without two key guards including their leading scorer Austin Reaves and starter Alondes Williams as they’re going through COVID-19 protocols. Both sat out Saturday’s big win over Alabama as well, so check the pregame reports to see whether either will be in the lineup on Saturday.

Iowa State (2-10, 0-7 Big 12) battled through COVID issues of their own when four consecutive games were postponed in January. Still looking for their first conference win in seven tries, the Cyclones came close to an impressive comeback win on Tuesday night but came up short in a 76-72 home loss to the No. 17 West Virginia Mountaineers. Second leading scorer Solomon Young returned to the lineup on Monday, and the Cyclones could get back Javan Johnson, who has missed time in COVID protocol.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Iowa State vs. Oklahoma on Saturday, February 6th at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Oklahoma -15
Point Total: 140.5
Money line: Iowa State vs. Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma has covered the spread in each of their last seven games, and the under is 6-2 in the Sooners’ last eight games.
  • Iowa State is 0-6 straight up in their last six games, and the over is 3-2 in their last five.

The Best Bet

Iowa State has lost in ugly fashion all season long and even Young and Johnson back, that’s unlikely to change on the road in Norman.

Pick: Oklahoma -15

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