Iowa State at Baylor College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 2 point favorites.
Iowa State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.6 as they are averaging 82.1 points per game while giving up 64.4 per contest. Baylor has an overall record of 8-5. They are averaging 71.3 points per game and surrendering 62.3, good for a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 9-5-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 3-10-0 against the over/under
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michael Jacobson averages 14.1 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Marial Shayok comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 75% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Makai Mason averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Tristan Clark averages 14.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 75% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cyclones allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 68th and 90th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 96th, and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 140th place in the NCAA. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 281st in the nation. Iowa State averages 82.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 37th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 17.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 41st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 100th in D-1. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 129th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 335th with 10.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears surrender 62.3 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 63rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 91st with 11.8 assists allowed per contest, and 53rd with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bears are 247th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. Baylor is 251st in the country with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 154th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 330th in the nation. They are 81st in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 190th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Bears are 119th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Cyclones are 14th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.4. In terms of pace they are 180th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 36th. As a team they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 116th in Division 1. Iowa State is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions.
Baylor is 100th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bears are 163rd in the country in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 296th in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 207th. As a team they are 228th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 167th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Baylor +2
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