Saturday, January 9, 2016
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The Baylor Bears travel to Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Iowa State as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
The Bears come into this game with an overall record of 11-3 and a road record of 0-3. They are 2-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3. The Cyclones have an overall record of 12-2 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Taurean Prince comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bears. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Rico Gathers averages 14.1 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 11.3 rebounds per game for Baylor. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Georges Niang averages 19.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cyclones. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Jameel McKay averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Baylor averages 79.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 56th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 71st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 81st in the country. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game which ranks them 41st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 90th with 12 per game. The Bears allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 142nd and 146th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 17.3 assists per contest which puts them in 333rd place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in the Division 1.
Iowa State averages 85.1 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per contest which ranks them 71st and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Cyclones rank 38th with 11 per game. The Cyclones allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 179th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 128th and 199th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 161st and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 169th place in the nation. The Cyclones force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in college basketball.
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 2-6 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 5-3 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 6-4 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 5-6 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Injuries
11/10/15 F Jo Acuil Heart out indefinitely
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/18/15 G Naz Long Hip out for season
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