Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 1/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+14)
The Texas Longhorns (8-1) host the Iowa State Cyclones (2-5) at Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday. Iowa State opens this game as 14-point underdogs. The total opens at 138.5.
Iowa State comes into this matchup with a record of 2-5 on the year. The Cyclones are hitting 33.1% on shots from 3-point land (52 of 157) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. They average 68.6 points per game (252nd in the nation) while hitting 47.2% from the field. They turn it over 17.1 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.7 fouls per game. As a team, Iowa State is collecting 31.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 84 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 262nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Cyclones are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 13.7 fouls. They are giving up 26.5% from beyond the arc while they are 222nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (72.0). The Cyclones defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.6% (170 of 399) and they surrender 35.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 83rd in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 80 surrendered so far this year.
The Iowa State Cyclones stepped onto the hardwood against the Baylor Bears and ended up losing by a score of 76-65 in their last game. Iowa State wrapped up the contest with a 48.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 54) and converted 6 of their 15 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Cyclones converted 7 of 11 attempts for a rate of 63.6%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 26 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 9 assists in this contest as well as having 11 steals and 3 blocks. In relation to defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to shoot 48.1% from the field on 26 out of 54 shooting. Baylor earned 10 assists and had 13 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Bears totaled 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Baylor finished the game shooting 69.0% from the free throw line by burying 20 of 29 shots. They made 4 of their 19 tries from 3-point land.
Javan Johnson is one guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He racked up 17 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins and collected 3 boards. Johnson finished 70.0% from the field and dished out 2 assists. Someone else that played a role in the game for the Cyclones was Solomon Young. He pulled down 4 rebounds and tallied 2 assists. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 6-of-11 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Young saw the court for 29 min.
Texas has a record of 8-1 so far this season. The Longhorns have committed 22.2 fouls per contest and they go 73.1% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.1 times per contest (202nd in the country) and they cough up possession 13.9 times per contest. Texas has accounted for 682 points so far this year (75.8 per contest) and they grab 40.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Longhorns are connecting on 44.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 171st in the nation. The Longhorns defensively are ranked 33rd in college hoops in points given up per game with 62.1. The Texas defense gives up 24.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (36 of 145) and their opposition makes 65.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 7.4 dimes and 35.1 rebounds per game, which ranks them 2nd and 180th in Division 1. They have forced 12.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.4% from the field (18th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas Longhorns took home the win by a final score of 84-59 against the Kansas Jayhawks. The Longhorns were able to snag 35 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 43 in this game. They also stuffed 2 shots while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Jayhawks were called for 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Longhorns to the free throw line for 14 shots. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Texas buried 12 out of 26 tries (46.2%). Overall, the Longhorns finished shooting 30 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.2%. The Longhorns allowed the Jayhawks to bury 20 out of their 65 tries from the field which had them sitting at 30.8% in the game. They finished 13.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 3 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 22 from the free throw line (72.7%). When it comes to rebounding, Texas permitted Kansas to collect 33 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Courtney Ramey pitched in for the Longhorns in this matchup. He made 7 of 11 for the game giving him a rate of 63.6%, which had him finishing with 18 points. Ramey had 4 boards in his 33 minutes played and added 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Texas was Andrew Jones. He ended up walking away with 14 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 14 from the floor for this contest. Jones ended the game having shot 35.7% from the floor in addition to totaling 3 assists and 7 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (-14) and over 138.5 points
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