Colorado at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
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The Colorado Buffaloes head to The Pentagon to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 2.5 point favorites.
Colorado comes into this game with an overall record of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 77.2 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. Iowa has an overall record of 7-6. They are averaging 81.0 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-5 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-4 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/02/17 F Tory Miller-Stewart Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Evan Battey Academics is out for season
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/21/17 F Ahmad Wagner Ankle left last game, is "?" Friday vs Colorado
12/21/17 G Brady Ellingson Ankle left last game, is "?" Friday vs Colorado
McKinley Wright IV averages 16.6 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 77%. George King averages 14.6 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Tyler Cook scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 24.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Jordan Bohannon averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.1 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 77.2 points per contest this year, which is 136th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 151st. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 237th in Division 1. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 38th and 290th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 93rd with 14.7 per game. The Buffaloes allow 72.6 points per contest, which is 198th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 89th and 223rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 109th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 53rd place in college basketball. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 71st in the country with 81.0 points per contest this season. They are 70th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 94th in Division 1. They are 11th in the country in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 19.2. The Hawkeyes are 149th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Hawkeyes give up 72.6 points per game, which ranks them 197th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 109th and 121st in those defensive statistics. They rank 259th with 14.5 dimes allowed per game and 160th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 81st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Buffaloes are 159th in the nation in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 169th. In terms of pace they are 169th in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 180th. As a team they are 141st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 206th in Division 1. Colorado is 109th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 113th in the nation.
Iowa is 195th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 86th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are 175th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.9, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 71st. They are 101st in D-1 in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 77th. As a unit they are 97th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 192nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado +2.5
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