Iowa State Cyclones vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+5.5)
The TCU Horned Frogs (10-7) host the Iowa State Cyclones (2-11) at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Tuesday. The spread on this game has TCU as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 143.
Iowa State will enter this game with a record of 2-11 on the campaign. They are turning it over 15.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.3 fouls every game. As a team, Iowa State is pulling down 30.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 149 dimes this season, which is 305th in the country in terms of passing. The Cyclones are shooting 34.2% on three-point attempts (101 of 295) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 67.4 points per game (275th in the nation) while hitting 43.9% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Cyclones are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 13.9 fouls. They are relinquishing 30.7% on 3-point shots and they are 311th in college basketball in opponents PPG (77.2). The Cyclones defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.9% (360 of 767) and they surrender 38.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 83rd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 169 relinquished this season.
The Iowa State Cyclones faced the Oklahoma Sooners and took a loss by a score of 79-72 in their last game. Iowa State walked away from the game having earned a 38.0% field goal percentage (27 of 71) and made 16 out of their 31 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Cyclones converted 2 of their 2 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 14 dimes for the game in addition to earning 4 steals and 3 rejections. Concerning the defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to shoot 38.0% from the floor on 27 out of 71 shooting. Oklahoma doled out 14 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Sooners pulled down 39 rebounds (6 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Oklahoma finished 71.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 21 shots. They converted 6 out of their 19 attempts from distance.
Rasir Bolton is a player who was a factor for this game. He was able to score 21 points on 8 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes played and grabbed 7 rebounds. Bolton finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor and recorded 4 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Cyclones was Solomon Young. He collected 5 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 37.5% from the field in the matchup by shooting 6-of-16 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Young played for 33 min.
TCU has a mark of 10-7 on the campaign. The Horned Frogs are committing 15.5 fouls per game and they connect on 63.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per contest (130th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per contest. TCU has accounted for 1,178 pts on the year (69.3 per contest) and they collect 35.1 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Horned Frogs are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which has them ranked 108th in college basketball. The Horned Frogs defensively are ranked 196th in the country in points per game surrendered with 70.9. They have surrendered 15.2 assists and 33.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 305th and 119th in the nation. The TCU defense gives up 32.5% on 3-point shots (113 of 348) and their opposition makes 67.5% of their free throw shots. They have forced 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (237th in D-1).
For their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs got the victory with a final of 81-78 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Horned Frogs were able to snag 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 32 in the game. They also blocked 6 attempts while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Cowboys committed 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Horned Frogs to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of those for a rate of 76.2%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, TCU buried 5 out of their 15 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Horned Frogs went 30 out of 61 from the floor which had them shooting 49.2%. The Horned Frogs permitted the Cowboys to convert 24 out of 49 attempts from the field which had them at 49.0% for the contest. They went 53.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 of 15 and finished the contest at 22 of 32 from the charity stripe (68.8%). When discussing cleaning the glass, TCU allowed Oklahoma State to pull down 24 in total (2 on the offensive side).
RJ Nembhard was important for the Horned Frogs in the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 15 for the contest giving him a rate of 53.3%, which earned him 20 points. Nembhard snagged 5 rebounds in his 38 minutes played and earned 7 assists in this game. One more player that ended up playing a role for TCU was Mike Miles. He ended up walking away with 18 points in 36 minutes played by way of 7 out of 17 from the floor for this game. Miles ended up shooting 41.2% from the floor while totaling 5 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take TCU (-5.5)
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