Iowa vs Iowa State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/12/2019
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State -5
The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to James H. Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Thursday, December 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 5 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 70.7 per contest. Iowa State has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 82.0 points per game and surrendering 70.4, good for a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-6-1 against the over/under
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/08/19 F Cordell Pemsl Back is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out indefinitely
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luka Garza comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 66%. Joe Wieskamp averages 11.9 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Tyrese Haliburton averages 16.2 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 8.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Rasir Bolton averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 79.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 49th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 149th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 111th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 150th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 11.1 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 223rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 228th and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 149th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 284th place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State is 24th in the country with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 92nd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 282nd in the nation. They are 169th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 35th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Cyclones are 319th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Cyclones surrender 70.4 points per contest, which ranks them 212th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 200th and 271st in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 313th with 39.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 331st in country in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per game.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 111.8, which is ranked 30th. They are 146th in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 148th. As a unit they are 123rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 199th in D-1. Iowa is 342nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 341st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 108.1, which is ranked 62nd. They are 26th in D-1 in pace with 75.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 124th. As a unit they are 111th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State -5
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