Monday, February 20, 2017
United Spirit Arena
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The Iowa State Cyclones head to United Spirit Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Monday, February 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Cyclones come into this game with an overall record of 16-9 and a road record of 4-5. They are 12-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-12. The Red Raiders have an overall record of 17-9 and a home record of 15-2. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 12-10 against the spread.
Monte Morris comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Cyclones. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Nazareth Mitrou-Long averages 15.9 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Iowa State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Keenan Evans averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Red Raiders. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Zach Smith averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Iowa State averages 80.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 31st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 84th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 43rd in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 111th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 10.2 per game. The Cyclones allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 129th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 79th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.2 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 175th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in Division 1.
Texas Tech averages 75.5 points per game this year which ranks them 112th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 51st in the nation. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 299th and 133rd respectively. In the turnover department the Red Raiders rank 19th with 10.8 per game. The Red Raiders allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 128th and 242nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the nation. The Red Raiders force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in college basketball.
The Cyclones average 79.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 110.4 and they assist on 52.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Iowa State turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.5%. The Cyclones give up 76.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Red Raiders score 80.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.9 points per game. The Red Raiders have a rating on offense of 113.1 and 51.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.4 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 33% of their shots. Texas Tech turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31%. The Red Raiders give up 65.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-10 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 10-12 against the over/under
Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-10 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-10 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
01/20/17 C Stuart Nezlek Shoulder out for season
Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State -1.5
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