Iowa State vs Texas Tech Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech -3.5
The Iowa State Cyclones head to United Supermarkets Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 3.5 point favorites.
Iowa State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 71.4 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 11-5. They are averaging 73.9 points per contest and giving up 62.2, which is a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 7-8-1 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 7-9-0 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 9-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/07/19 F Joel Ntambwe Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Tyreek Smith Foot is out indefinitely
01/15/20 G Terrence Shannon Jr. Back is questionable
Tyrese Haliburton comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Rasir Bolton averages 14.8 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Terrence Shannon Jr. scores 11.6 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Davide Moretti averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 76.9 points per contest, which is 61st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 97th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 247th in the nation. They average 35.6 boards per contest and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 192nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 321st with 11.6 per game. The Cyclones allow 71.4 points per contest, which is 236th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 237th and 320th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 300th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 213th place in the country. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 119th in the nation with 73.9 points per contest this season. They are 172nd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 208th in the NCAA. They are 149th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 16.6. The Red Raiders are 164th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Red Raiders give up 62.2 points per game, which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 65th and 165th in those defensive statistics. They rank 50th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 108th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Raiders are 329th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per contest this year.
The Cyclones are 92nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.9. In terms of pace they are 76th in the country with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 111th. As a team they are 133rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 137th in Division 1. Iowa State is 331st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 179th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 103.5, which is ranked 138th. They are 162nd in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 184th. As a unit they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 207th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa State +3.5
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