Iowa State vs TCU NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 1/4/2020
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: TCU -2.5
The Iowa State Cyclones head to Schollmaier Arena to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has TCU as 2.5 point favorites.
Iowa State heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 80.3 points per contest while giving up 70.6 per game. TCU has an overall record of 9-3. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 60.6, good for a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 6-5-1 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 4-7-0 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 4-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
01/02/20 G Tyrese Haliburton Wrist missed last game, is probable
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/19/19 F Mickey Pearson Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Tyrese Haliburton comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Rasir Bolton averages 14.6 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Desmond Bane scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. RJ Nembhard averages 12.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 80.3 points per contest, which is 33rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 75th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 241st in the nation. They average 36.3 boards per contest and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 172nd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 317th with 11.7 per game. The Cyclones allow 70.6 points per contest, which is 216th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 193rd and 260th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 316th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 182nd place in the country. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 319th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 141st in the nation with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 130th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 84th in the NCAA. They are 126th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.4 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 17.5. The Horned Frogs are 216th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Horned Frogs give up 60.6 points per game, which ranks them 27th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 82nd and 313th in those defensive statistics. They rank 297th with 14.8 dimes allowed per game and 106th with 33.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Horned Frogs are 327th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.8 per contest this year.
The Cyclones are 58th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.3. In terms of pace they are 40th in the country with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 84th. As a team they are 101st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 154th in Division 1. Iowa State is 334th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 215th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 85th. They are 265th in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 87th. As a unit they are 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 55th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa State +2.5
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