Iowa State at TCU NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, February 23, 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 19-7. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 78.5 points per game while giving up 66.9 per contest. TCU has an overall record of 17-9. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 69.2, good for a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 15-11-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 11-14-1 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 13-13-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 13-12-1 against the over/under
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
01/13/19 F Solomon Young Groin is out for season
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/22/19 F Kouat Noi Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Iowa State
02/17/19 F Lat Mayen Knee is out for season
01/17/19 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
01/11/19 F Yuat Alok Transferred has left team
Marial Shayok comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 89%. Lindell Wigginton averages 13.0 points per game in 24.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Desmond Bane averages 15.0 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Kouat Noi averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 78.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 52nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 68th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 191st and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 327th with 10.9 per game. The Cyclones allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 72nd and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 144th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 115th place in Division 1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 118th in the country with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 105th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 176th in the nation. They are 126th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Horned Frogs are 188th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Horned Frogs surrender 69.2 points per contest, which ranks them 123rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 42nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 282nd with 14.5 assists allowed per contest and 118th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 177th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Cyclones are 14th in the nation in offensive rating with 114. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 123rd in Division 1. Iowa State is 326th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 188th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 103rd. They are 151st in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 120th. As a unit they are 122nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 199th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take TCU +2
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