Baylor at Iowa State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/19/2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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The Baylor Bears travel to Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 8.5 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 65.2 per game. Iowa State has an overall mark of 19-6. They are averaging 78.9 points per contest and giving up 66.7, which is a point differential of 12.2.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 14-10-1 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
02/18/19 G Jake Lindsey Hip is out for season
02/18/19 G King McClure Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Iowa State
02/18/19 G Makai Mason Toe is questionable Tuesday vs Iowa State
01/12/19 F Tristan Clark Knee is out for season
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
01/13/19 F Solomon Young Groin is out for season
Makai Mason comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. King McClure averages 9.9 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Marial Shayok averages 19.0 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Talen Horton-Tucker averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 164th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 124th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 135th with 13.5 per game. The Bears allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 60th and 125th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 121st place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State is 51st in the country with 78.9 points per game this year. They are 27th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 65th in the nation. They are 181st in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Cyclones are 320th in turnovers per game with 11.1. The Cyclones surrender 66.7 points per contest, which ranks them 56th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 66th and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 107th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 124th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 200th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 107.6, which is ranked 90th. They are 307th in college basketball in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 159th. As a unit they are 195th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 129th in D-1. Baylor is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 322nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 114, which is ranked 18th. They are 202nd in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 24th. As a unit they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa State -8.5
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