Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Pepsi Center to play the Iona Gaels on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
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The Cyclones come into this game with an overall record of 21-10 and a road record of 4-7. They are 15-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Gaels have an overall record of 19-10 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 16-12 and they are 16-15 against the spread.
Georges Niang comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Cyclones. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Monte Morris averages 13.9 points per game in 38.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Iowa State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
A.J. English averages 22.4 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Gaels. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Jordan Washington averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 18.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Iowa State averages 81.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 39th in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 156th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 80th with 11.6 per game. The Cyclones allow 75 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 248th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 153rd and 119th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 199th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 238th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in the Division 1.
Iona averages 79.6 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 81st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 55th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per contest which ranks them 114th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Gaels rank 188th with 12.8 per game. The Gaels allow 73.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 211th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 89th and 225th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 268th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 200th place in the nation. The Gaels force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in college basketball.
The Cyclones average 79.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 112.9 and they assist on 53% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Iowa State turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.2%. The Cyclones give up 78.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gaels score 81 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.5 points per game. The Gaels have a rating on offense of 109.7 and 60.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Iona turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.4%. The Gaels give up 71.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 15-13 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 13-14 against the over/under
Iona Gaels Betting Trends
The Iona Gaels are 16-15 against the spread
The Iona Gaels are 16-12 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/18/15 G Naz Long Hip out for season
03/13/16 G Monte Morris Shoulder probable Thursday vs. Iona
Iona Gaels Injuries
12/08/15 G Schadrac Casimir Hip out for season
01/10/16 G Kelvin Amayo Quad out for season
Tony 's Pick: Take Iowa State
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