Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
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The Cyclones come into this game with an overall record of 9-3 and a road record of 0-1. They are 5-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-7. The Bears have an overall record of 13-0 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 2-5 and they are 7-1 against the spread.
Nazareth Mitrou-Long comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Cyclones. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Monte Morris averages 14.6 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Iowa State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Johnathan Motley averages 16.3 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bears. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Allerik Freeman averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Iowa State averages 82.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 93rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 124th in the country. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 10.1 per game. The Cyclones allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 291st and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 92nd place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in Division 1.
Baylor averages 77 points per game this year which ranks them 80th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 18.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest which ranks them 105th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Bears rank 56th with 11.8 per game. The Bears allow 58.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 84th place in the nation. The Bears force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in college basketball.
The Cyclones average 75.6 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 4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 111.9 and they assist on 50.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Iowa State turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.7%. The Cyclones give up 71.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bears score 79.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 25.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.9 points per game. The Bears have a rating on offense of 119.7 and 63% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Baylor turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.3%. The Bears give up 58.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 56.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 5-4 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 2-7 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 7-1 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 2-5 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
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Baylor Bears Injuries
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Josh's Pick: Take Baylor
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