Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Cyclones come into this game with an overall record of 18-7 and a road record of 4-4. They are 12-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-12. The Bears have an overall record of 18-7 and a home record of 14-3. They have an over/under record of 12-7 and they are 6-12 against the spread.
Georges Niang comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Cyclones. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Monte Morris averages 15.1 points per game in 37.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Iowa State. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Taurean Prince averages 15.1 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bears. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Rico Gathers averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Iowa State averages 82.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 48th in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 135th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 11.4 per game. The Cyclones allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 211th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 142nd and 161st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 243rd place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in the Division 1.
Baylor averages 77 points per game this year which ranks them 70th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 56th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 108th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Bears rank 138th with 12.5 per game. The Bears allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 102nd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 226th and 292nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest which puts them in 351st place in the nation. The Bears force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in college basketball.
The Cyclones average 78.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4 per contest. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 112.7 and they assist on 51.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Iowa State turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.4%. The Cyclones give up 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bears score 79.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.2 points per game. The Bears have a rating on offense of 113.9 and 69.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Baylor turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.5%. The Bears give up 65.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-9 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 9-12 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 6-12 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 12-7 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/18/15 G Naz Long Hip out for season
Baylor Bears Injuries
11/10/15 F Jo Acuil Heart out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa State
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