Friday, March 25, 2016
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to United Center to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday, March 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.5.
The Cyclones come into this game with an overall record of 21-10 and a road record of 4-7. They are 17-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 24-6 and a home record of 15-0. They have an over/under record of 11-17 and they are 18-15 against the spread.
Georges Niang comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 33.2 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 81%. Monte Morris averages 13.9 points per game in 38 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Iowa State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Malcolm Brogdon averages 18.6 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Anthony Gill averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Iowa State averages 82.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 22nd in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 165th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 59th with 11.4 per game. The Cyclones allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 244th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 149th and 108th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 195th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 224th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 199th in the Division 1.
Virginia averages 70.9 points per game this year which ranks them 214th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 319th and 89th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 4th with 9.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 59.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 79th and 166th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 248th in college basketball.
The Cyclones average 80.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9 per contest. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 113.4 and they assist on 52.9% 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 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.6%. The Cyclones give up 77.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 72.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.5 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 115.3 and 55.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 61.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30%. The Cavaliers give up 57.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 17-13 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 13-14 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 18-15 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 11-17 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/18/15 G Naz Long Hip out for season
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State
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