Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 1/25/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (-3)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-4) travel to James H. Hilton Coliseum on Monday where they'll meet the Iowa State Cyclones (2-7). Oklahoma State opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 144.5.
Oklahoma State steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 9-4 so far this season. The Cowboys are shooting 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (84 of 256) and 68.9% from the free throw line. They average 76.2 points per contest (88th in college basketball) while going 45.6% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game and as a team are committing 17.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Oklahoma State is pulling down 39.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 175 dimes so far this year, which ranks 166th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Cowboys are able to force 14.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 191st in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 167 relinquished for the season. The Cowboys defense is allowing a FG percentage of 40.8% (329 of 806) and they concede 36.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 217th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (71.6).
The Oklahoma State Cowboys played the Baylor Bears and ended up losing by a score of 81-66 in their last game. Oklahoma State wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.6% FG percentage (23 out of 54) and buried 4 of their 10 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Cowboys knocked down 16 of their 25 tries for a rate of 64.0%. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned a total of 34 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 12 assists for the game as well as earning 6 steals and 6 rejections. In relation to defending, Oklahoma State allowed the other team to shoot 42.6% from the field on 23 out of 54 shooting. Baylor earned 19 assists and had 10 steals in this contest. In addition, the Bears grabbed 27 rebounds (9 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Baylor finished 64.3% when shooting free throws by burying 9 of their 14 shots. They knocked down 10 out of their 24 shots from downtown.
Kalib Boone is one guy who was important in this contest. He finished with 21 points on 10 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 28 minutes and also totaled 7 rebounds. Boone finished 66.7% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Cowboys was Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe. He pulled down 10 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He finished 55.6% from the field in this game by going 5-of-9 (13 points). Overall, Moncrieffe was on the hardwood for 32 min.
Iowa State has a mark of 2-7 this season. The Cyclones commit 19.3 fouls per game and they shoot 75.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.6 times per contest (287th in the nation) and they turn it over 15.9 times per game. Iowa State has 616 pts this year (68.4 per game) and they average 31.0 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cyclones are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which is ranked 81st in the country. The Cyclones are ranked 276th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 74.8. The Iowa State defense gives up 28.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (51 of 180) and their opposition knocks down 75.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 11.8 assists and 36.2 rebounds every game, which is ranked 104th and 231st in college basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (238th in D-1).
In their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones took a defeat with a final score of 91-64 when they faced the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Cyclones corralled 18 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 24 for the contest. They stuffed 2 shots while getting 6 steals in this game. The Red Raiders committed 14 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Cyclones to the charity stripe for a total of 7 tries. They were able to convert 6 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 85.7%. In relation to three-point attempts, Iowa State knocked down 6 of 18 tries (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Cyclones ended up shooting 26 for 59 from the floor which had them shooting 44.1%. The Cyclones permitted the Red Raiders to convert 33 of 56 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 58.9% in this matchup. They finished 38.9% from beyond the arc by going 7 out of 18 and finished the contest at 18 of 21 from the charity stripe (85.7%). In regard to team rebounding, Iowa State allowed Texas Tech to grab 33 overall (7 offensive).
Rasir Bolton was important for the Cyclones in the game. He converted 6 out of 11 in this game for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Bolton totaled 3 rebounds in his 32 minutes and had 2 assists for the contest. An additional guy that played a role for Iowa State was Solomon Young. He was able to score 15 points in 31 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 10 from the floor in this contest. Young ended the game having shot 60.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 dimes and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa State (+3) and over 144.5 points
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