Iowa State Cyclones vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 2/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Baylor Bears
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+24.5)
Ferrell Center is the venue where and the Baylor Bears (17-0) will take on the Iowa State Cyclones (2-16) on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have Baylor as 24.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 145.
Iowa State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 2-16 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a group they commit 18.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Iowa State is grabbing 31.3 boards per contest and has earned 198 assists for the season, which has them ranked 278th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Cyclones are shooting 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (127 of 396) and 77.0% from the free throw line. They average 65.6 points per outing (305th in Division 1) while shooting 42.0% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Cyclones are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 14.0 personal fouls. The Cyclones defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.9% (498 of 1,086) and they surrender 39.6 boards per contest as a group. They are 172nd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 244 relinquished so far this season. They are giving up 32.0% on 3-pointers while they are 310th in Division 1 in opponents PPG (77.0).
The Iowa State Cyclones faced the Oklahoma Sooners and took a loss by a score of 66-56 in their last contest. Iowa State finished the game with a 38.7% field goal percentage (24 of 62) and converted 4 out of their 19 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Cyclones buried 4 of 6 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned 32 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 assists in the matchup in addition to earning 4 steals and 2 rejections. With regard to the defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to shoot 38.7% from the field on 24 of 62 shooting. Oklahoma distributed 9 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Sooners grabbed 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Oklahoma finished the game at 72.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 22 shots. They also converted 6 of 24 attempts from long range.
Rasir Bolton is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up finishing with 14 points on 6 of 16 shooting. He played 38 minutes and also totaled 2 rebounds. Bolton finished shooting 37.5% from the field and totaled 6 dimes. One more player that came through in the matchup for the Cyclones was Jalen Coleman-Lands. He grabbed 5 boards and also accumulated 5 assists. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the field in this matchup by shooting 5-of-15 (13 points). Overall, Coleman-Lands was on the hardwood for 39 minutes.
Baylor has a record of 17-0 this year. The Bears have committed 16.8 fouls every game and they connect on 70.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 18.2 times per game (8th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 12.4 times per game. Baylor has earned 1,479 points so far this year (87.0 per game) and they pull down 37.5 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Bears are shooting 50.7% from the floor, which ranks 17th in the nation. The Bears are ranked 20th in the country in points allowed per contest with 62.8. The Baylor defense concedes 31.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (103 of 324) and their opposition makes 65.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 12.0 dimes and 31.3 total boards per game, ranking them 107th and 38th in the country. They have forced 18.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (92nd in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Baylor Bears went home victorious with a score of 83-69 against the Texas Longhorns. The Bears collected 19 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 23 for this contest. They stuffed 2 attempts while recording 10 steals for the contest. The Longhorns were called for 9 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 4 attempts. They were able to convert 4 of the free throw tries for a rate of 100.0%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Baylor made 11 of their 21 attempts (52.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Bears finished shooting 34 for 58 from the floor which had them at 58.6%. The Bears allowed the Longhorns to convert 28 of 51 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 54.9% in this game. They went 45.5% from beyond the arc by connecting on 10 of 22 and finished the contest at 3 of 14 from the charity stripe (21.4%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Baylor allowed Texas to collect 26 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Davion Mitchell ended up being a major contributor for the Bears for this contest. He converted 11 of 16 in the game for a field goal percentage of 68.8%, which had him sitting at 27 points. Mitchell snagged 2 boards in his 37 mins played and had 4 assists for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Baylor was Jared Butler. He totaled 21 points in his 29 minutes on the court by way of 8 out of 15 shooting for the matchup. Butler ended up shooting 53.3% from the field as well as earning 3 dimes and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa State (+24.5) and under 145 points
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