Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 2/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+14)
The Kansas Jayhawks (13-7) play the Iowa State Cyclones (2-12) at Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday. Iowa State opens this game as 14-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 144.
Iowa State steps onto the court with a record of 2-12 this season. They currently have an average of 68.0 pts per game (259th in the nation) on 43.5% from the field. The Cyclones are hitting 34.0% from downtown (108 of 318) and 75.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Iowa State is grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 162 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 288th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Cyclones have forced 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 14.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.1% from 3-point land and they rank 313th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (77.4). The Cyclones are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.3% (385 of 832) and they surrender 39.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 109th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 183 surrendered so far this season.
The Iowa State Cyclones faced off with the TCU Horned Frogs and ended up losing by a score of 79-76 in their last game. Iowa State finished the game having earned a 38.7% FG percentage (24 out of 62) and made 7 of their 23 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Cyclones made 21 of their 24 tries for a rate of 87.5%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they earned 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists in this game in addition to having 6 steals and 5 blocks. In terms of the defense, Iowa State allowed 38.7% from the floor on 24 of 62 shooting. TCU earned 14 assists and had 4 steals in this game. On top of that, the Horned Frogs snagged 48 rebounds (19 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. TCU ended up going 71.0% at the charity stripe by converting 22 of 31 tries. They also converted 7 of their 19 attempts from long range.
Rasir Bolton is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He walked away with 26 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins played and collected 6 rebounds. Bolton finished the game at 42.9% from the field and also recorded 5 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Cyclones was Jalen Coleman-Lands. He collected 2 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished shooting 44.4% from the floor for this game by connecting on 4-of-9 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Coleman-Lands was on the court for 21 min.
Kansas has a win-loss record of 13-7 on the season. As an offense, the Jayhawks are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which ranks 194th in D-1. Kansas has scored 1,481 pts on the campaign (74.1 per game) and they pull in 38.2 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.8 times per contest (143rd in college hoops) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Jayhawks are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 72.7% from the charity stripe. The Jayhawks are ranked 133rd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 68.4. The Kansas defense gives up 35.1% on three-point shots (156 of 444) and their opponents are making 73.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 11.7 assists and 33.5 boards every game, which is ranked 90th and 106th in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing 13.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (110th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kansas Jayhawks went home victorious with a score of 78-66 when they faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Jayhawks earned 29 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for the matchup. They blocked 6 shots while recording 9 steals for this contest. The Cowboys earned 24 fouls in this matchup which got the Jayhawks to the free throw line for 34 shots. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 79.4%. In regard to three-point shots, Kansas knocked down 5 of 15 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Jayhawks went 23 out of 56 from the floor which had them sitting at 41.1%. The Jayhawks permitted the Cowboys to make 22 of 63 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.9% for this game. They shot 26.9% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 26 and ended up shooting 15 out of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Kansas allowed Oklahoma State to get 28 overall (8 on the offensive side).
David McCormack pitched in for the Jayhawks in this game. He made 7 out of 16 for the contest for a field goal rate of 43.8%, which got him 23 points. McCormack snagged 10 boards in his 29 minutes and accumulated 3 assists for the game. An additional guy who came through for Kansas was Marcus Garrett. He notched 17 points in 39 minutes played via 5 out of 7 shooting for the game. Garrett wrapped this one up going 71.4% from the floor while collecting 4 dimes and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Iowa State (+14)
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