TCU vs Iowa State Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/25/2020
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State -3.5
The TCU Horned Frogs travel to James H. Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 3.5 point favorites.
TCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 65.5 points per contest while giving up 64.3 per game. Iowa State has an overall record of 11-16. They are averaging 73.1 points per game and surrendering 73.1, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 9-17-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 11-14-1 against the over/under
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-15-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 14-11-2 against the over/under
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/19/19 F Mickey Pearson Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
02/11/20 G Tyrese Haliburton Wrist is out for season
RJ Nembhard averages 12.2 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Desmond Bane comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Rasir Bolton averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Solomon Young averages 9.6 points per game while playing 19.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 44th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 196th and 319th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 87th, and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 319th place in the NCAA. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in the nation. TCU averages 65.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 313th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 257th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 158th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 172nd and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 68th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cyclones surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 279th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 279th and 320th in those defensive statistics. They rank 220th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest, and 263rd with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 284th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Iowa State is 121st in the country with 73.1 points per game this year. They are 149th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 224th in the nation. They are 229th in the country in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game and 67th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Cyclones are 190th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Horned Frogs are 251st in the nation in offensive rating with 98.4. In terms of pace they are 328th in the country with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 196th. As a team they are 264th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 43rd in Division 1. TCU is 47th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 213th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 152nd. They are 102nd in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 163rd. As a unit they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 171st in the country.
Who will win tonight's TCU/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa State -3.5
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