Texas at Iowa State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/1/2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
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The Texas Longhorns head to Hilton Coliseum to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Monday, January 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 3 point favorites.
Texas heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 73.2 points per contest while giving up 62.8 per game. Iowa State has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 71.2, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 3-6 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 3-6 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-6 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 6-4 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
12/31/17 G Eric Davis Jr. Wrist is "?" Monday vs Iowa State
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/31/17 F Hans Brase Ankle is "?" Monday vs Texas
12/06/17 F Zoran Talley Foot is out indefinitely
Dylan Osetkowski averages 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Mohamed Bamba averages 11.8 points per contest in 28.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.3 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Lindell Wigginton scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Donovan Jackson averages 15 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.4 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas averages 73.2 points per contest this year, which is 216th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 175th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 347th in Division 1. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 11.8 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 303rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 292nd with 12.0 per game. The Longhorns allow 62.8 points per contest, which is 22nd in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 40th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 224th, and they allow 10.2 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in college basketball. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 262nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State is 169th in the country with 75.5 points per contest this season. They are 184th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 156th in Division 1. They are 118th in the country in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 217th in assists per game with 13.3. The Cyclones are 298th in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Cyclones give up 71.2 points per game, which ranks them 164th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 163rd and 227th in those defensive statistics. They rank 146th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 197th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cyclones are 85th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Longhorns are 205th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 89 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 251st in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 227th. As a team they are 257th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 199th in Division 1. Texas is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 15th in the nation.
Iowa State is 292nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 197th in the nation. The Cyclones are 132nd in the country in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 199th. In terms of pace they are 217th in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 176th. As a team they are 171st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 171st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas -3
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