Texas Tech vs Iowa State Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State +4.5
The Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to James H. Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 4.5 point favorites.
Texas Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 73.2 points per contest while giving up 63.2 per game. Iowa State has an overall mark of 11-15. They are averaging 73.7 points per contest and giving up 72.6, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-14-0 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 15-11-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-14-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 13-11-2 against the over/under
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
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
02/11/20 G Tyrese Haliburton Wrist is out for season
Davide Moretti averages 13.5 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Jahmi'us Ramsey comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Rasir Bolton averages 14.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Solomon Young averages 9.3 points per game while playing 19.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 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 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders allow 63.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 71st, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the NCAA. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in the nation. Texas Tech averages 73.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 121st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 81st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 50th in D-1. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 267th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 128th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cyclones surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 267th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 254th and 313th in those defensive statistics. They rank 212th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 267th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 289th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Iowa State is 110th in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 135th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 214th in the nation. They are 221st in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 52nd in assists per contest with 14.8. The Cyclones are 197th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Red Raiders are 110th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 207th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 73rd. As a team they are 49th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 194th in Division 1. Texas Tech is 94th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 220th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 103.3, which is ranked 134th. They are 96th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 135th. As a unit they are 141st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 156th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State +4.5
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