Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 3/4/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+17.5)
United Supermarkets Arena is the venue where and the Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-8) will take on the Iowa State Cyclones (2-19) on Thursday. The spread on this game has Texas Tech as 17.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 136.5.
Iowa State heads into this one with a record of 2-19 this year. They are averaging 66.2 points per contest (286th in Division 1) while going 42.6% from the field. The Cyclones are shooting 32.9% on 3-point shots (154 of 468) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Iowa State is collecting 31.2 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 246 dimes for the year, which is 244th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.1 times per game and as a group they commit 18.6 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Cyclones are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.0 personal fouls. The Cyclones are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.9% (576 of 1,256) and they concede 38.8 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 196th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 281 relinquished for the year. They are giving up 33.1% on 3-point attempts and they are 311th in D-1 in opponents PPG (77.1).
The Iowa State Cyclones faced the Texas Longhorns and took a loss by a score of 81-67 in their last game. Iowa State walked away from the contest having earned a 41.9% field goal percentage (26 out of 62) and knocked down 8 of their 28 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Cyclones made 7 of 9 shots for a rate of 77.8%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they collected 26 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 18 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In terms of the defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to go 51.0% from the field on 26 of 51 shooting. Texas recorded 15 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. Additionally, Texas grabbed 32 rebounds (6 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Texas finished 87.0% at the free throw line by converting 20 of 23 attempts. They also made 9 out of their 20 attempts from distance.
Jalen Coleman-Lands is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He left the arena with 22 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played 38 minutes played and also pulled down 3 boards. Coleman-Lands went 56.3% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this game for the Cyclones was Javan Johnson. He pulled down 6 rebounds in his 33 minutes played. He walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the floor in the game by shooting 5-of-12 (13 points). Overall, Johnson totaled 5 assists.
Texas Tech has a mark of 16-8 on the campaign. The Red Raiders are responsible for committing 17.6 fouls every game and they go 71.8% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 13.0 times per contest (194th in the country) and they turn the ball over 10.9 times per contest. Texas Tech has accumulated 1,752 points so far this year (73.0 per game) and they snag 35.5 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Red Raiders are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 204th in Division 1. The Red Raiders on the defensive side of the court are 20th in D-1 in PPG given up with 62.6. They have conceded 9.2 assists and 32.6 total boards per game, which ranks them 3rd and 80th in college basketball. The Texas Tech defense concedes 33.6% on 3-point shots (158 of 470) and their opponents are knocking down 67.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the field (49th in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took home the win by a final score of 69-49 when they played the TCU Horned Frogs. The Red Raiders collected 18 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Horned Frogs had 15 fouls in this contest which got the Red Raiders to the charity stripe for 10 tries. They were able to convert 5 of those for a percentage of 50.0%. In the matter of shots from distance, Texas Tech made 6 of 13 tries (46.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Red Raiders finished 29 for 56 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.8%. The Red Raiders allowed the Horned Frogs to make 19 of their 49 tries from the field which had them at 38.8% for the matchup. They finished 23.5% from three-point range by going 4 of 17 and ended up going 7 out of 11 from the charity stripe (63.6%). In the matter of rebounds, Texas Tech permitted TCU to pull down 28 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Kyler Edwards ended up being a major contributor for the Red Raiders for the matchup. He made 7 out of 8 in the game for a field goal percentage of 87.5%, but wasn't able to snag a rebound. Edwards accumulated 20 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and earned 4 assists for this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Texas Tech was Kevin McCullar. He ended up finishing with 2 assists in his 27 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 4 of 8 from the floor. McCullar walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field in addition to contributing 9 points and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Iowa State (+17.5)
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