Jackson State Tigers vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 12/20/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Jackson State Tigers vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Jackson State (+20.5)
James H. Hilton Coliseum is the site where and the Iowa State Cyclones (1-4) will take on the Jackson State Tigers (0-4) on Sunday. Jackson State opens this game as 20.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 141.5.
Jackson State enters this contest with a win-loss record of 0-4 on the season. The Tigers are shooting 28.6% on shots from beyond the arc (18 of 63) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 55.5 points per outing (323rd in the country) while going 36.2% from the floor. They are turning it over 21.0 times per game and as a team they commit 23.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Jackson State is pulling down 32.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 35 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 294th in the country in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Tigers are able to force 14.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.8 personal fouls. The Tigers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.1% (111 of 241) and they concede 41.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 141st in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 62 relinquished so far this year. They concede 37.2% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 308th in the nation in PPG allowed (82.5).
The Jackson State Tigers faced off with the Bradley Braves and took a loss by a final of 83-60 in their last game. Jackson State finished the contest with a 37.5% FG percentage (21 out of 56) and converted 3 of their 18 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 15 of 22 shots for a percentage of 68.2%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 13 assists in the matchup while earning 13 steals and 2 rejections. Regarding defense, Jackson State allowed the other team to shoot 37.5% from the field on 21 of 56. Bradley doled out 15 dimes and 11 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Braves pulled down 43 rebounds (13 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Bradley went 79.3% at the free throw line by making 23 of 29 shots. They converted 8 out of their 25 attempts from 3-point land.
Tristan Jarrett is a player who came through for this contest. He ended up finishing with 22 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He played 32 minutes and snagged 5 rebounds. Jarrett ended up going 41.2% from the floor and recorded 4 assists. Someone else that played big minutes in the matchup for the Tigers was Jayveous McKinnis. He snagged 9 boards and also tallied 2 dimes. He finished 80.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 8-of-10 (21 points). When the final whistle blew, McKinnis played 32 minutes.
Iowa State has a record of 1-4 on the campaign. The Cyclones are responsible for committing 19.4 fouls per contest while shooting 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.4 times per contest (184th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per game. Iowa State has scored 355 points on the campaign (71.0 per contest) and they pull in 29.8 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Cyclones are connecting on 47.4% from the floor, which is ranked 108th in college basketball. The Cyclones are ranked 268th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 76.6. The Iowa State defense concedes 28.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (30 of 105) and their opponents are making 76.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.6 dimes and 36.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 156th and 201st in college hoops. They are able to force 14.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (266th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Iowa State Cyclones took a loss by a score of 70-65 when they faced the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Cyclones snagged 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 30 in this matchup. They turned away 2 attempts while earning 9 steals in the game. The Mountaineers were called for 11 fouls in this game which took the Cyclones to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They were able to convert 6 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Iowa State converted 7 of 21 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Cyclones shot 26 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1%. The Cyclones permitted the Mountaineers to bury 21 of 55 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.2% in this matchup. They finished 21.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 3 of 14 and ended up going 25 of 37 from the free throw line (67.6%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Iowa State allowed West Virginia to snag 35 in all (14 offensive).
Rasir Bolton ended up being important for the Cyclones for the matchup. He made 9 of 17 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, which gave him 25 points. Bolton grabbed 4 rebounds in his 40 mins and tallied 4 assists in this matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Iowa State was Jalen Coleman-Lands. He ended up finishing with 11 points in 37 minutes played by way of 4 of 8 from the floor for the contest. Coleman-Lands finished going 50.0% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Jackson State (+20.5)
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