Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+12)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena is the site where and the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-0) will play the Iowa State Cyclones (1-1) on Friday. The spread on this game has Iowa as 12-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 158.5.
Iowa State will take the court with a win-loss mark of 1-1 this year. They lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 14.5 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Iowa State is grabbing 30.0 boards per contest and has racked up 35 assists so far this year, which ranks 259th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Cyclones are shooting 29.1% on shots from downtown (16 of 55) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They average 74.0 pts per contest (162nd in D-1) while connecting on 48.4% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Cyclones are forcing 17.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 10.5 personal fouls. They give up 30.8% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 123rd in college hoops in PPG allowed (67.0). The Cyclones defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.2% (50 of 113) and they surrender 35.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are 34th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 23 relinquished so far this season.
The Iowa State Cyclones faced off with the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and ended up losing by a score of 71-68 in their last game. Iowa State walked away from the game with a 48.3% FG percentage (29 out of 60) and converted 4 of 23 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Cyclones made 6 of 7 shots for a rate of 85.7%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 27 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 assists in this game in addition to earning 10 steals and 4 rejections. In regard to defending, Iowa State allowed the other team to go 48.3% from the floor on 29 out of 60. South Dakota State recorded 13 assists and 7 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Jackrabbits pulled down 31 rebounds (9 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. South Dakota State finished the contest at 70.6% at the charity stripe by converting 12 of 17 attempts. They made 9 of 25 tries from three-point range.
Rasir Bolton is one guy who was a major factor in this game. He walked away with 10 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes and totaled 7 boards. Bolton finished 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 5 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of minutes in this matchup for the Cyclones was Jalen Coleman-Lands. He pulled down 3 boards and had 2 assists. He finished the game at 41.7% from the floor in the game by hitting 5-of-12 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Coleman-Lands played 35 minutes.
Iowa has a win-loss mark of 4-0 this year. The Hawkeyes commit 16.8 fouls per game and they go 73.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.5 times per contest (3rd in the nation) and they cough up possession 10.3 times per game. Iowa has accounted for 392 points on the season (98.0 per game) and they collect 44.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Hawkeyes are connecting on 48.5% from the field, which ranks them 99th in college basketball. The Hawkeyes on the defensive end are ranked 161st in D-1 in PPG allowed with 70.3. They have relinquished 16.0 assists and 40.3 boards every game, which is 264th and 266th in college hoops. The Iowa defense surrenders 29.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (25 of 86) and opponents are connecting on 66.7% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.0% from the floor (78th in the country).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Iowa Hawkeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 93-80 when they faced the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Hawkeyes corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 34 for the matchup. They also rejected 5 shots while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Tar Heels were called for 18 personal fouls in the game which got the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of those for a percentage of 57.1%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Iowa knocked down 17 of their 40 tries (42.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawkeyes ended up shooting 34 for 76 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.7%. The Hawkeyes allowed the Tar Heels to convert 31 out of their 65 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.7% in the game. They finished 40.0% from three-point range by shooting 6 out of 15 and ended up going 12 out of 20 at the free throw line (60.0%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Iowa permitted North Carolina to snag 44 overall (13 offensive).
Luka Garza ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Hawkeyes for this contest. He buried 6 out of 20 for the game giving him a rate of 30.0%, which gave him 16 points. Garza grabbed 14 rebounds in his 35 minutes played and had 2 dimes for this contest. An additional guy that ended up coming through for Iowa was CJ Fredrick. He notched 21 points in his 34 minutes on the court by way of 8 out of 11 from the floor in the matchup. Fredrick finished going 72.7% from the field and also contributing 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Iowa State (+12)
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