Iowa Hawkeyes vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 12/9/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
The Iowa State Cyclones (8-0) host the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-2) at James H. Hilton Coliseum on Thursday.
The Iowa Hawkeyes faced off with Illinois and took a loss by a score of 87-83 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Hawkeyes ended up finishing with 20 and Illinois had 19 fouls. They buried 11 of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. Illinois finished 85.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 24 of 28 attempts. In addition, Illinois snagged 47 rebounds (16 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Illinois distributed 16 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. With regard to the defense, Iowa allowed their opponent to shoot 44.1% from the field on 26 out of 59 shooting. They also distributed 16 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected 19 with 9 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hawkeyes made 13 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 68.4%. Iowa ended the contest with a 44.9% field goal percentage (31 out of 69) and converted 8 out of their 23 3-point shots.
Ahron Ulis is one player who played a role in this contest. He went 50.0% from the field and earned 7 dimes. He played 24 mins but finished the game without a rebound. He ended up scoring 11 points on 3 out of 6 shooting.
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Iowa heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 7-2 for the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 7.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 15.6 fouls every game. As a team, Iowa is snagging 37.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 160 assists on the year, which is 14th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Hawkeyes are hitting 37.6% on three-point attempts (85 of 226) and 78.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 90.1 points per game (5th in the nation) while hitting 48.7% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hawkeyes have forced 16.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 fouls. They currently rank 300th in the nation in allowing assists with 127 surrendered on the season. The Hawkeyes defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.9% (227 of 542) and they relinquish 35.9 boards per game as a group. They are conceding 33.7% on 3-point attempts and they rank 215th in college basketball in opponents points per game (70.1).
In their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones got the victory with a final of 64-58 against Creighton. The Cyclones corralled 18 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 25 in this game. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 11 steals in this contest. Creighton committed 15 personal fouls for the contest which took the Cyclones to the free throw line for 20 tries. They were able to make 15 of them for a rate of 75.0%. When discussing shots from distance, Iowa State made 7 of 14 tries (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Cyclones went 21 for 51 from the floor which had them shooting 41.2%. The Cyclones permitted Creighton to convert 19 of their 45 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 42.2% for this game. They wrapped up this game 31.6% from distance via 6 of 19 and ended up going 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). In regard to attacking the glass, Iowa State permitted Creighton to grab 33 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Caleb Grill ended up being a factor for the Cyclones in the matchup. He accumulated 16 points in his 24 mins of playing time and totaled 2 dimes for this contest. He converted 5 of 7 for this contest for a rate of 71.4%, and accumulated 1 rebound.
Iowa State has a win-loss record of 8-0 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cyclones are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which is ranked 151st in college basketball. Iowa State has totaled 601 points on the season (75.1 per contest) and they collect 36.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 15.1 times per game (73rd in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest. The Cyclones are responsible for committing 19.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 70.6% from the charity stripe.
The Iowa State defense allows 26.5% on shots from beyond the arc (40 of 151) and opponents are knocking down 71.3% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 7.9 assists and 33.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 5th and 113th in college basketball. The Cyclones on defense are ranked 42nd in college hoops in points given up per game with 60.1. They are forcing 19.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.3% from the field (64th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Iowa
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