Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Fifth Third Arena
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
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The Cyclones come into this game with an overall record of 9-1 and a road record of 0-0. They are 4-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5. The Bearcats have an overall record of 10-2 and a home record of 6-1. They have an over/under record of 2-6 and they are 3-5 against the spread.
Georges Niang comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Cyclones. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Jameel McKay averages 15.3 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game for Iowa State. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 43%.
Farad Cobb averages 12 points per game while playing 22.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bearcats. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Troy Caupain averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Iowa State averages 84.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 99th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 83rd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 62nd with 11.6 per game. The Cyclones allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 112th and 149th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 106th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in the Division 1.
Cincinnati averages 78.1 points per game this year which ranks them 81st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 73rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 101st in the nation. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per contest which ranks them 42nd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Bearcats rank 113th with 12.2 per game. The Bearcats allow 59.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 219th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 42nd and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 41st place in the nation. The Bearcats force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in college basketball.
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-3 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-5 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-5 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-6 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/18/15 G Naz Long Hip out for season
11/11/15 G Deonte Burton Eligibility out indefinitely
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa State
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