Chicago State Cougars vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago State Cougars vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago State (+30)
The Chicago State Cougars (0-8) go to James H. Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll meet the Iowa State Cyclones (1-4). The spread on this contest has Iowa State as 30-point favorites. The over/under is set at 143.
Chicago State enters this game with a record of 0-8 so far this season. The Cougars are hitting 24.7% on shots from distance (44 of 178) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 54.0 pts per game (331st in college hoops) while connecting on 35.2% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 20.8 fouls every game. As a team, Chicago State is pulling down 26.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 78 dimes this season, which ranks 174th in D-1 in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Cougars are forcing their opponents into 11.6 turnovers every game and they draw 14.7 personal fouls. The Cougars are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 52.9% (295 of 558) and they surrender 42.4 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 330th in college hoops in giving up assists with 174 relinquished on the year. They are giving up 39.5% on shots from downtown and they rank 325th in college hoops in points per game allowed (88.7).
The Chicago State Cougars played the Drake Bulldogs and went home with a loss by a final score of 111-67 in their last contest. Chicago State finished having earned a 43.3% field goal percentage (26 out of 60) and made 7 out of their 25 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cougars buried 8 of their 12 tries for a rate of 66.7%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 20 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists for this contest as well as earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to defense, Chicago State allowed the other team to go 43.3% from the field on 26 of 60. Drake doled out 25 assists and 7 steals in this contest. In addition, the Bulldogs pulled down 46 rebounds (17 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Drake finished 63.6% at the free throw line by burying 7 of their 11 attempts. They also knocked down 12 of their 28 shots from long range.
Levelle Zeigler is a guy who had an impact in the matchup. He accumulated 18 points on 7 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins played and also collected 2 rebounds. Zeigler walked away from this one shooting 38.9% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Cougars was Coreyoun Rushin. He had 9 boards and also tallied 2 assists. He finished the contest at 63.6% from the field in the matchup by going 7-of-11 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Rushin saw the court for 39 minutes.
Iowa State has a mark of 1-4 for the campaign. The Cyclones are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 71.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.4 times per game (185th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 16.0 times per game. Iowa State has accounted for 355 pts for the season (71.0 per game) and they collect 29.8 boards per contest. As an offense, the Cyclones are shooting 47.4% from the floor, which ranks 104th in college hoops. The Cyclones defensively are ranked 202nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.3. They have conceded 11.7 dimes and 36.0 total boards per game, which has them ranked 108th and 200th in college hoops. The Iowa State defense allows 27.4% on 3-point shots (32 of 117) and their opposition knocks down 76.6% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the field (161st in college hoops).
For their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones took home the win by a final score of 60-45 against the Jackson State Tigers. The Cyclones collected 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the game. They also turned away 6 attempts while earning 4 steals for the contest. The Tigers were called for 18 fouls for the game which took the Cyclones to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to bury 12 of them for a clip of 80.0%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Iowa State buried 4 of their 13 attempts (30.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Cyclones ended up shooting 22 for 49 from the floor which had them shooting 44.9%. The Cyclones allowed the Tigers to bury 14 of their 58 tries from the field which left them shooting 24.1% in this contest. They shot 16.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 2 of 12 and ended up going 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). When talking about how they rebounded, Iowa State allowed Jackson State to grab 32 in total (12 offensive).
Solomon Young pitched in for the Cyclones for the game. He buried 8 out of 14 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Young grabbed 8 rebounds in his 32 minutes and had 2 dimes in this game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Iowa State was Jalen Coleman-Lands. He walked away with 16 points in 35 minutes on the court by going 6 out of 12 shooting in this contest. Coleman-Lands walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor while totaling 2 assists and 9 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago State (+30)
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