Iowa State Cyclones vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+8)
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-8) host the Iowa State Cyclones (2-8) at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday. Mississippi State opens this contest as 8-point favorites. The over/under is set at 135.5.
Iowa State comes into this matchup with a mark of 2-8 on the year. The Cyclones are shooting 32.9% on three-point attempts (72 of 219) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 67.6 points per contest (269th in the country) while shooting 45.4% from the field. They are turning it over 15.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Iowa State is snagging 29.8 boards per game and has accounted for 109 dimes on the year, which is 317th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Cyclones are forcing 14.6 turnovers every game while drawing 13.8 fouls. The Cyclones defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.1% (268 of 581) and they concede 37.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 46th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 121 surrendered for the season. They are relinquishing 28.9% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 280th in college basketball in opponents PPG (75.4).
The Iowa State Cyclones stepped onto the hardwood against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home with a loss by a final score of 81-60 in their last game. Iowa State wrapped up the game having earned a 34.5% FG percentage (20 out of 58) and knocked down 7 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Cyclones made 13 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 72.2%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 16 with 4 of them being offensive. They also distributed 5 dimes for this game in addition to having 13 steals and 3 blocks. Concerning defense, Iowa State allowed 34.5% from the field on 20 out of 58 shooting. Oklahoma State recorded 15 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Cowboys pulled down 45 rebounds (11 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Oklahoma State finished 42.9% at the free throw line by making 6 of 14 tries. They also buried 5 of their 14 shots from distance.
Rasir Bolton is someone who came through in this contest. He accounted for 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played for 38 minutes played and also snagged 4 rebounds. Bolton shot 46.2% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Cyclones was Tyler Harris. He pulled down 2 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game at 35.3% from the floor for the game via 6-of-17 (18 points). When all was said and done, Harris played 40 min.
Mississippi State has a mark of 9-8 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Bulldogs are shooting 45.2% from the field, which has them ranked 133rd in the nation. Mississippi State has earned 1,201 pts so far this season (70.6 per game) and they average 39.6 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.1 times per game (260th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.9 times per game. The Bulldogs are committing 15.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 64.0% from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs are ranked 80th in college hoops in PPG given up with 66.4. They are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.0% from the field (83rd in D-1). The Mississippi State defense concedes 34.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (140 of 402) and their opponents are making 75.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 14.1 dimes and 30.8 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 250th and 33rd in Division 1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Mississippi State Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 56-53 against the Tennessee Volunteers. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this matchup. They also rejected 4 shots while earning 9 steals for the matchup. The Volunteers were called for 18 personal fouls for the contest which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 23 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of those for a percentage of 69.6%. In terms of 3-pointers, Mississippi State made 3 out of their 13 tries (23.1%). In all, the Bulldogs shot 17 for 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.7%. The Bulldogs permitted the Volunteers to knock down 20 out of 54 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 37.0% for the matchup. They shot 15.8% from three-point range by going 3 out of 19 and finished the contest at 13 of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Mississippi State allowed Tennessee to grab 28 in all (10 offensive).
Iverson Molinar ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs in this contest. He converted 6 out of 12 in this matchup for a rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 16 points. Molinar collected 3 boards in his 24 mins played and earned 2 assists in this contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Mississippi State was D.J. Stewart . He notched 11 points in 36 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 out of 13 from the floor in this contest. ended the game having shot 30.8% from the floor in addition to earning 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Iowa State (+8)
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