Iowa State at Texas Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Frank Erwin Center
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 1 point favorites.
Iowa State heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-8. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 78.3 points per contest while giving up 67.0 per game. Texas has an overall mark of 15-13. They are averaging 71.9 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 16-12-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 11-16-1 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
01/13/19 F Solomon Young Groin is out for season
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
03/01/19 F Dylan Osetkowski Flu is questionable Saturday vs Iowa State
02/22/19 G Kerwin Roach II Suspension is out indefinitely
Talen Horton-Tucker averages 12.4 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%. Marial Shayok comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Jaxson Hayes averages 10.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 0.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 73% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 14.4 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cyclones allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 64th and 92nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 156th, and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the NCAA. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 192nd in the nation. Iowa State averages 78.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 55th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 84th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 185th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 327th with 10.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 57th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 89th and 263rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 170th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 151st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Texas is 202nd in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 209th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 210th in the nation. They are 226th in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 208th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Longhorns are 311th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Cyclones are 16th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.6. In terms of pace they are 203rd in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 28th. As a team they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 135th in Division 1. Iowa State is 326th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 296th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 101st in the country in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 308th in Division 1 with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 168th. As a team they are 179th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 55th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas +1
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