Utah State Aggies vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 12/18/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD
Sanford Pentagon is the location where the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-3) will go up against the Utah State Aggies (8-3) on Saturday.
The Utah State Aggies faced off with Weber State and earned the victory with a final of 95-80 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Aggies ended up with 22 while Weber State accumulated 12 fouls. They made 9 out of their 25 shots from distance. Weber State shot 68.2% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of their 22 attempts. On top of that, Weber State collected 29 boards (7 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Weber State recorded 9 assists and had 4 steals in the game. When talking about the defense, Utah State allowed 45.2% from the floor on 28 out of 62 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists for the game in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they collected 40 with 10 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Aggies made 8 of their 8 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. Utah State finished having earned a 52.2% field goal percentage (36 out of 69) and buried 15 of their 30 three-point shots.
Steven Ashworth is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He scored 27 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins played and also snagged 2 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 52.9% from the floor and totaled 4 assists.
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Utah State will play this contest with a mark of 8-3 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.4 fouls per game. As a team, Utah State is pulling down 37.3 rebounds per contest and has 214 dimes on the year, which is 2nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Aggies are shooting 38.3% on three-point shots (108 of 282) and 75.6% from the charity stripe. They average 79.8 points per game (47th in Division 1) while hitting 48.7% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Aggies are forcing 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.9 fouls. They are giving up 33.6% on three-point shots and they are 181st in college basketball in opponents points per game (68.1). The Aggies defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 40.8% (267 of 654) and they surrender 32.2 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 308th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 155 relinquished on the season.
In their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-53 when they faced Iowa State. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Iowa permitted Iowa State to collect 43 overall (16 on the offensive side). They finished 32.0% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 17 at the free throw line (64.7%). The Hawkeyes allowed Iowa State to convert 27 out of 62 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 43.5% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Hawkeyes shot 17 for 63 from the floor which gave them a rate of 27.0%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Iowa knocked down 5 out of 27 tries (18.5%). They were able to knock down 14 of them for a percentage of 93.3%. Iowa State earned 16 personal fouls for the game which took the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They also coughed it up 12 times, while recording 7 steals for the contest. The Hawkeyes were able to corral 15 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 28 for this contest.
Jordan Bohannon ended up having an impact for the Hawkeyes in this contest. He earned 17 points in his 31 mins of playing time, but finished this game without an assist. He converted 4 of 12 for this game for a field goal rate of 33.3%, and had 2 rebounds.
Iowa has a win-loss record of 7-3 for the season. The Hawkeyes commit 15.8 fouls per contest and they hit 79.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.0 times per game (26th in D-1) and they turn it over 8.3 times per game. Iowa has scored 864 points on the year (86.4 per game) and they pull down 36.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Hawkeyes are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 78th in college basketball.
The Iowa defense surrenders 33.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (78 of 233) and their opponents are connecting on 73.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 14.5 assists and 37.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 308th and 277th in D-1. The Hawkeyes on defense are ranked 235th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 70.4. They have forced 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.1% from the floor (172nd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Iowa
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