Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State -1.5
The Texas Longhorns travel to James H. Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 1.5 point favorites.
Texas comes into this game with an overall record of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 64.6 points per game while giving up 63.3 per contest. Iowa State has an overall mark of 10-14. They are averaging 73.5 points per contest and giving up 72.7, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 9-15-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-11-1 against the over/under
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
02/13/20 G Jase Febres Knee is out Saturday vs Iowa State
02/13/20 F Kai Jones Ankle is out Saturday vs Iowa State
02/13/20 F Jericho Sims Back is questionable Saturday vs Iowa State
01/25/20 F Gerald Liddell Back is out indefinitely
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
02/11/20 G Tyrese Haliburton Wrist is out for season
Andrew Jones averages 10.5 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Matt Coleman comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Rasir Bolton averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Solomon Young averages 9.1 points per game while playing 19.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 133rd and 191st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 214th, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the NCAA. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in the nation. Texas averages 64.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 321st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 220th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 199th in D-1. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 300th and 224th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cyclones surrender 72.7 points per contest, which ranks them 269th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 257th and 316th in those defensive statistics. They rank 219th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest, and 272nd with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 292nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Iowa State is 112th in the country with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 163rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 267th in the nation. They are 221st in the country in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game and 50th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Cyclones are 213th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Longhorns have an offensive rating of 97.2, which is ranked 271st. They are 308th in college basketball in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 176th. As a unit they are 256th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 54th in D-1. Texas is 81st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 232nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 152nd. They are 86th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 165th. As a unit they are 169th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 149th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State -1.5
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