TCU Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+1)
James H. Hilton Coliseum is the site where and the Iowa State Cyclones (2-17) will play the TCU Horned Frogs (11-10) on Saturday. The spread on this matchup has Iowa State as 1-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 140.
TCU steps onto the court with a mark of 11-10 for the season. They are turning it over 13.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 15.7 fouls per game. As a team, TCU is pulling in 35.2 boards per contest and has totaled 283 dimes this year, which has them ranked 135th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Horned Frogs are shooting 34.5% on three-point attempts (146 of 423) and 66.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.2 points per contest (259th in college basketball) on 44.4% from the field. When they are on defense, the Horned Frogs are forcing 11.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.5 personal fouls. They are surrendering 31.9% on three-point shots and they rank 199th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (70.9). The Horned Frogs are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.4% (548 of 1,235) and they relinquish 34.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 304th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 319 surrendered this year.
The TCU Horned Frogs stepped onto the hardwood against the West Virginia Mountaineers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-66 in their last game. TCU walked away from the contest having earned a 49.0% FG percentage (24 out of 49) and made 8 of 23 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Horned Frogs knocked down 10 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 26 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 19 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In relation to defense, TCU allowed 43.9% from the floor on 25 out of 57 shooting. West Virginia totaled 19 assists and had 9 steals for the game. Moreover, West Virginia collected 33 boards (11 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 1 block. West Virginia ended up shooting 57.6% at the free throw line by making 19 of 33 shots. They also converted 5 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
RJ Nembhard is one player who was a major factor in the matchup. He accounted for 17 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. Nembhard finished the game shooting 45.5% from the floor and also earned 9 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Horned Frogs was Kevin Samuel. He grabbed 10 rebounds in 29 minutes played on the night. He ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor in the game by connecting on 4-of-6 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Samuel totaled 1 assist.
Iowa State has a win-loss record of 2-17 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Cyclones are hitting on 42.3% from the field, which ranks 270th in the nation. Iowa State has totaled 1,252 pts for the season (65.9 per contest) and they average 31.5 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 11.2 times per game (306th in the nation) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per contest. The Cyclones commit 18.7 fouls every game and they connect on 77.1% from the charity stripe. The Cyclones on the defensive side of the court are 308th in D-1 in PPG given up with 77.0. The Iowa State defense surrenders 32.0% on 3-point attempts (124 of 387) and their opposition makes 72.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 13.4 assists and 39.4 boards per contest, which is ranked 213th and 327th in those categories. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (278th in the nation).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Iowa State Cyclones walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-72 when they played the Baylor Bears. The Cyclones corralled 26 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 33 in this matchup. They also turned it over 17 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Bears committed 11 personal fouls for this contest which got the Cyclones to the free throw line for 5 tries. They were able to convert 4 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Iowa State made 10 of their 21 tries (47.6%). When all was said and done, the Cyclones finished the game shooting 29 out of 60 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.3%. The Cyclones permitted the Bears to bury 27 of 62 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 32.0% from three-point range by connecting on 8 out of 25 and finished the game at 15 of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). Regarding rebounding, Iowa State permitted Baylor to collect 35 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Tyler Harris pitched in for the Cyclones for the matchup. He made 8 out of 12 for the matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and totaled 1 rebound. Harris totaled 22 points in his 31 mins on the court and earned 1 assist for this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Iowa State was Rasir Bolton. He left the arena with 6 dimes in his 37 mins played, and he converted 8 out of 15 from the floor. Bolton finished going 53.3% from the field and also notching 21 points and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Iowa State (-1)
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