Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 3/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-11.5)
The Texas Longhorns (14-7) go to James H. Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Iowa State Cyclones (2-18). The line on this game has Texas as 11.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 143.5.
Texas comes into this one with a win-loss record of 14-7 so far this year. They are averaging 74.9 points per game (92nd in the nation) while going 44.5% from the field. The Longhorns are connecting on 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (179 of 526) and 68.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Texas is pulling in 39.6 rebounds per contest and has totaled 273 assists so far this year, which is 191st in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.5 personal fouls per contest. On defense, the Longhorns are forcing 12.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 fouls. The Longhorns are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.8% (495 of 1,214) and they relinquish 35.4 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 28th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 184 surrendered so far this year. They are giving up 32.3% from 3-point land while they are 133rd in college basketball in opponents PPG (68.6).
The Texas Longhorns faced the Texas Tech Red Raiders and took a loss by a score of 68-59 in their last contest. Texas finished the game having earned a 34.7% FG percentage (17 of 49) and buried 7 of 24 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Longhorns converted 18 of their 27 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. When discussing getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 30 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. Concerning defending, Texas allowed the other team to go 44.0% from the floor on 22 of 50 shooting. Texas Tech doled out 13 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. On top of that, Texas Tech pulled down 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Texas Tech finished shooting 76.9% from the free throw line by making 20 of 26 tries. They made 4 of 13 tries from 3-point range.
Jericho Sims is someone who had an impact for the contest. He notched 11 points on 4 out of 5 shooting. He saw the court for 28 mins played and also snagged 7 rebounds. Sims finished the game shooting 80.0% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Longhorns was Matt Coleman. He grabbed 3 rebounds in 38 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field in this contest by connecting on 3-of-6 (10 points). Overall, Coleman earned 6 assists.
Iowa State has a record of 2-18 for the season. Iowa State has tallied 1,324 points this season (66.2 per contest) and they average 31.4 rebounds per game. The Cyclones are committing 18.5 fouls per contest while shooting 77.4% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cyclones are connecting on 42.6% from the field, which ranks them 259th in Division 1. They are dishing out assists 11.4 times per game (297th in D-1) and they turn it over 15.0 times per contest. The Cyclones are ranked 310th in the nation in PPG given up with 77.0. They have allowed 13.3 assists and 39.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 207th and 324th in the nation. The Iowa State defense surrenders 32.5% on 3-point attempts (132 of 406) and opponents are connecting on 73.6% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the floor (276th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones went home defeated by a final of 76-72 when they faced the TCU Horned Frogs. The Cyclones pulled down 19 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 25 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 5 steals for the matchup. The Horned Frogs earned 13 personal fouls for the contest which got the Cyclones to the charity stripe for a total of 8 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throws for a clip of 87.5%. When discussing three-point attempts, Iowa State knocked down 9 of 23 tries (39.1%). Overall, the Cyclones went 28 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.1%. The Cyclones permitted the Horned Frogs to bury 25 out of their 57 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.9% in the game. They finished 42.1% from downtown by connecting on 8 of 19 and finished the contest at 18 of 18 from the free throw line (100.0%). Concerning rebounding, Iowa State allowed TCU to get 29 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Jalen Coleman-Lands ended up being important for the Cyclones in the game. He knocked down 8 out of 11 in this game for a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and had 4 rebounds. Coleman-Lands had 21 points in his 37 mins of playing time and added 3 assists for the game. An additional guy who came through for Iowa State was Solomon Young. He came away with 2 assists in 23 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 3 out of 4 from the floor. Young finished going 75.0% from the field while contributing 10 points and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (-11.5) and under 143.5 points
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