Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Baylor Bears travel to Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Iowa State as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Bears come into this game with an overall record of 23-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-15. The Cyclones have an overall record of 18-9 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 14-10 against the spread.
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Johnathan Motley comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bears. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Manu Lecomte averages 12.8 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Baylor. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Monte Morris averages 16.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cyclones. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Nazareth Mitrou-Long averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Baylor averages 71.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 199th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 183rd in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game which ranks them 77th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 189th with 13.3 per game. The Bears allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 131st place in the country. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 315th in Division 1.
Iowa State averages 80.7 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 78th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 25th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 135th and 42nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cyclones rank 8th with 10.3 per game. The Cyclones allow 71 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 85th and 129th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 320th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 175th place in the nation. The Cyclones force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in college basketball.
The Bears average 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Bears have an offensive rating of 111.7 and they assist on 60.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Baylor turns the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.8%. The Bears give up 66.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cyclones score 82.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 84.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.8 points per game. The Cyclones have a rating on offense of 110.9 and 53.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.1 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 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Iowa State turns it over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.2%. The Cyclones give up 64.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 11-12 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 7-15 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 14-10 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-12 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
01/20/17 C Stuart Nezlek Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa State -2.5
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