UNI at Iowa State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Wells Fargo Arena
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The UNI Panthers travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has UNI as 1 point favorites.
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UNI heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 69.0 points per contest while giving up 57.3 per game. Iowa State has an overall mark of 7-2. They are averaging 77.8 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable UNI Panthers Betting Trends
The UNI Panthers are 3-2 against the spread this season
The UNI Panthers are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Key UNI Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/15/17 G Jakolby Long Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Northern Iowa
12/06/17 F Zoran Talley Foot is out indefinitely
Bennett Koch averages 15.1 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Juwan McCloud averages 10.5 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Donovan Jackson averages 17.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 96%. Lindell Wigginton averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNI averages 69.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 291st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 224th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 146th in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game, which ranks them 61st and 328th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 193rd with 13.4 per game. The Panthers allow 57.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 154th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in college basketball. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State is 133rd in the country with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 181st in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 97th in college basketball. They are 132nd in the nation in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game, and 170th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Cyclones are 318th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Cyclones surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 186th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 198th in those defensive statistics. They rank 228th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 202nd with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 105th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Panthers are 5th in the country in defensive rating with 84, and their offensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 244th. They are 314th in college basketball in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 199th. As a unit they are 203rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 105th in D-1. UNI is 126th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 7th in the country.
Iowa State is 318th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 236th in the nation. The Cyclones are 102nd in the country in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 204th. In terms of pace they are 190th in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 156th. As a team they are 156th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 137th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNI/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State +1
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