Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas (-12)
The Iowa State Cyclones (2-13) play the Kansas Jayhawks (14-7) at James H. Hilton Coliseum on Saturday. Iowa State opens this contest as 12-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 146.
Kansas will enter this game with a win-loss record of 14-7 this year. The Jayhawks are hitting 35.8% on three-point attempts (166 of 464) and 72.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.1 points per game (98th in the country) while hitting 44.5% from the field. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.8 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Kansas is collecting 38.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 292 assists for the year, which is 41st in Division 1 in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Jayhawks are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 16.5 fouls. They currently rank 240th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 241 conceded so far this season. The Jayhawks defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.5% (516 of 1,244) and they relinquish 33.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 34.3% on 3-point shots while they are 121st in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.2).
The Kansas Jayhawks faced off with the Cyclones and went home with a win by a final score of 97-64 in their last contest. Kansas ended with a 52.8% field goal percentage (38 out of 72) and made 12 of 26 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Jayhawks buried 9 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 64.3%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected 41 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 17 assists in the game while getting 9 steals and 5 rejections. In terms of defense, Kansas allowed the other team to shoot 52.8% from the floor on 38 out of 72 shooting. Iowa State distributed 8 assists and had 5 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Cyclones totaled 27 boards (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Iowa State finished 78.6% when shooting free throws by making 11 of 14 tries. They buried 5 out of their 25 attempts from downtown.
Ochai Agbaji is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up finishing with 19 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He played for 32 mins played and pulled down 3 rebounds. Agbaji walked away from this one shooting 53.8% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Jayhawks was Christian Braun. He totaled 5 boards and had 6 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the field for the game by connecting on 6-of-12 (18 points). When all was said and done, Braun saw the court for 29 minutes.
Iowa State has a win-loss mark of 2-13 so far this season. The Cyclones have committed 19.0 fouls per game and they go 75.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.3 times per game (301st in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per game. Iowa State has accounted for 1,016 pts so far this year (67.7 per game) and they average 30.7 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cyclones are hitting on 43.0% from the field, which ranks them 236th in the country. The Cyclones on defense are ranked 324th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 78.7. They are forcing 13.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (305th in college basketball). The Iowa State defense surrenders 32.4% from downtown (96 of 296) and opponents are converting on 72.3% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 13.3 dimes and 39.7 rebounds every game, which is ranked 201st and 327th in those categories.
In their loss to Kansas, the Cyclones were able to pull down 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 27 in this contest. They also blocked 4 attempts while earning 5 steals for this game. The Jayhawks had 12 fouls in this game which took the Cyclones to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a rate of 78.6%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Iowa State made 5 of 25 tries (20.0%). When the game finished, the Cyclones ended up shooting 24 out of 66 from the floor which had them shooting 36.4%. The Cyclones allowed the Jayhawks to make 38 of their 72 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.8% in the game. They shot 46.2% from 3-point land by going 12 of 26 and finished the game at 9 out of 14 at the charity stripe (64.3%). In reference to rebounding, Iowa State allowed Kansas to snag 41 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Jalen Coleman-Lands ended up being a factor for the Cyclones in this contest. He knocked down 6 out of 11 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which earned him 20 points. Coleman-Lands pulled down 3 rebounds in his 27 mins played and had 2 assists in this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Iowa State was Solomon Young. He totaled 10 points in his 25 minutes on the court via 5 of 12 shooting for the contest. Young finished going 41.7% from the field and also collecting 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas (-12)
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