Xavier Musketeers vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 11/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is the location where the Iowa State Cyclones (4-0) will try to defeat the Xavier Musketeers (4-0) on Wednesday.
The Xavier Musketeers faced off with Norfolk State and walked away with a win by a score of 88-48 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Musketeers walked away with 13 and Norfolk State totaled 14 personal fouls. They also buried 3 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Norfolk State finished the game at 45.5% from the free throw line by converting 5 of 11 shots. Additionally, Norfolk State snagged 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Norfolk State distributed 7 dimes and had 11 steals for this game. With respect to defense, Xavier allowed the other team to go 27.0% from the field on 20 out of 74 shooting. They also distributed 25 assists for the game as well as creating 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they compiled 50 with 9 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Musketeers buried 8 of 16 shots for a percentage of 50.0%. Xavier walked away from the contest with a 54.1% FG percentage (33 out of 61) and converted 14 out of their 31 shots from 3-point land.
Adam Kunkel is a player who was a factor in this matchup. He shot 75.0% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 26 minutes played and snagged 4 rebounds. He left the arena with 26 points on 9 out of 12 shooting.
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Xavier heads into this game with a record of 4-0 so far this year. They are turning it over 14.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 15.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Xavier is snagging 45.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 66 assists this season, which ranks 148th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Musketeers are hitting 29.7% on three-point attempts (33 of 111) and 68.4% from the free throw line. They average 73.8 points per contest (166th in the nation) while hitting 43.0% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Musketeers are able to force 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.3 personal fouls. They are 38th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 36 surrendered for the campaign. The Musketeers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 34.3% (83 of 242) and they concede 33.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 31.0% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 30th in the country in PPG allowed (58.0).
For their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones got the victory with a final of 82-47 when they played Grambling. When it comes to rebounding, Iowa State permitted Grambling to grab 21 overall (4 on the offensive glass). They shot 35.7% from three-point range by going 5 out of 14 and finished the contest at 14 out of 19 at the free throw line (73.7%). The Cyclones permitted Grambling to knock down 14 out of 45 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 31.1% in the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Cyclones walked away from this one shooting 29 for 63 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.0%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Iowa State buried 13 out of their 25 attempts (52.0%). They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 68.8%. Grambling was called for 16 personal fouls for this game which took the Cyclones to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Cyclones were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 43 in this contest.
Aljaz Kunc ended up being a factor for the Cyclones for the game. He recorded 21 points in his 24 mins on the court and accumulated 3 dimes for this game. He knocked down 7 out of 7 for the contest for a rate of 100.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
Iowa State has a mark of 4-0 for the year. The Cyclones commit 20.0 fouls every game and they connect on 69.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.3 times per contest (60th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per game. Iowa State has earned 294 pts for the campaign (73.5 per game) and they pull in 37.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cyclones are connecting on 44.4% from the field, which ranks 170th in Division 1.
The Iowa State defense concedes 26.8% on shots from 3-point land (19 of 71) and their opponents are connecting on 65.4% of their foul shots. They give up 8.5 dimes and 32.8 boards per game, which ranks them 25th and 101st in college basketball. The Cyclones on the defensive end are ranked 28th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 57.5. They are able to force 19.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.2% from the floor (61st in D-1).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa State and under the total points
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