Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 1/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+13)
The Iowa State Cyclones (2-7) travel to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday where they'll take on the Kansas Jayhawks (10-3). Iowa State opens this contest as 13-point dogs. The over/under is set at 143.5.
Iowa State will play this game with a win-loss mark of 2-7 for the year. They average 68.4 points per contest (250th in the country) while connecting on 46.6% from the floor. The Cyclones are shooting 33.0% on 3-point shots (65 of 197) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Iowa State is pulling in 31.0 boards per contest and has accumulated 104 assists this year, which is 267th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 15.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Cyclones are able to force 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 13.8 personal fouls. The Cyclones are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.6% (233 of 522) and they concede 36.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 95th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 106 relinquished for the year. They surrender 28.3% on shots from downtown while they are 273rd in the country in points per game allowed (74.8).
The Iowa State Cyclones stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas Tech Red Raiders and took a loss by a final of 91-64 in their last game. Iowa State ended having earned a 44.1% field goal percentage (26 of 59) and made 6 out of their 18 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Cyclones converted 6 of their 7 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 24 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 assists in this matchup in addition to having 6 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to the defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to go 44.1% from the field on 26 out of 59 shooting. Texas Tech recorded 15 assists and had 11 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Red Raiders snagged 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Texas Tech finished shooting 85.7% at the free throw line by converting 18 of 21 attempts. They also buried 7 of 18 attempts from 3-point range.
Rasir Bolton is one guy who came through in the matchup. He finished with 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes played and also grabbed 3 boards. Bolton finished the game at 54.5% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Cyclones was Solomon Young. He grabbed 3 boards and also collected 2 dimes. He went 60.0% from the floor in this matchup by going 6-of-10 (15 points). In all, Young was on the court for 31 minutes.
Kansas has a record of 10-3 on the year. Kansas has tallied 993 pts so far this season (76.4 per contest) and they average 41.1 boards per game. The Jayhawks commit 15.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.3% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Jayhawks are hitting on 44.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 187th in D-1. They are earning an assist 13.5 times per game (168th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.9 times per contest. The Jayhawks on the defensive side of the court are 115th in college basketball in PPG given up with 67.5. They surrender 11.0 assists and 33.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 56th and 92nd in college hoops. The Kansas defense concedes 33.1% on shots from distance (99 of 299) and their opponents are making 68.7% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 12.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the field (91st in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kansas Jayhawks took a defeat with a final score of 75-70 when they played the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Jayhawks collected 21 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this contest. They rejected 6 attempts while recording 3 steals for the game. The Cowboys committed 14 personal fouls for this game which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They were able to bury 9 of them for a clip of 100.0%. Regarding 3-point shots, Kansas made 5 of 21 tries (23.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Jayhawks went 28 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.2%. The Jayhawks permitted the Cowboys to convert 25 out of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.5% in this game. They finished 42.9% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 21 and ended up shooting 16 out of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When discussing team rebounding, Kansas allowed Oklahoma State to pull down 29 in all (7 offensive).
David McCormack was important for the Jayhawks for the game. He made 10 of 18 for the game giving him a rate of 55.6%, which had him finishing with 24 points. McCormack pulled down 12 rebounds in his 31 mins and accounted for 2 assists in this matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Kansas was Ochai Agbaji. He racked up 14 points in 36 minutes played via 4 out of 12 shooting for the contest. Agbaji ended the game having shot 33.3% from the floor while totaling 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Iowa State (+13)
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