Iowa State Cyclones vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 3/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+2)
The Miami Hurricanes (25-10) will take on the Iowa State Cyclones (22-12) at United Center on Friday. Miami opens this matchup as 2-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 132.
The Iowa State Cyclones stepped onto the hardwood against Wisconsin and notched a win by a score of 54-49 in their last contest. Iowa State finished the game having earned a 34.5% field goal percentage (20 out of 58) and made 3 of their 14 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cyclones knocked down 11 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 68.8%. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 32 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists for this game as well as creating 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In relation to defending, Iowa State let their opponent shoot 29.8% from the floor on 14 out of 47 shooting. Wisconsin doled out 7 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Wisconsin snagged 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Wisconsin shot 76.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of their 25 shots. They also converted 2 out of their 22 tries from downtown. In the matter of fouls, the Cyclones ended up finishing with 25 and Wisconsin racked up 18 fouls.
Gabe Kalscheur is a guy who came through for the matchup. He finished the contest at 52.6% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 34 minutes played and grabbed 4 boards. He notched 22 points on 10 of 19 shooting.
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Iowa State heads into this game with a mark of 22-12 for the season. They average 65.9 points per contest (304th in the nation) while hitting 43.3% from the floor. The Cyclones are hitting 31.9% on 3-point shots (230 of 720) and 68.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Iowa State is snagging 32.1 boards per game and has accounted for 497 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 52nd in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.7 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.3 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Cyclones are forcing their opponents into 16.7 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 fouls. They concede 28.7% on 3-point shots and they rank 20th in college basketball in points per game allowed (62.3). The Cyclones are giving up a FG percentage of 42.3% (734 of 1,734) and they relinquish 33.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 130th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 386 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Miami Hurricanes took home the win by a final score of 79-61 against Auburn. The Hurricanes recorded 30 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 34 for the game. They also coughed it up 4 times, while earning 10 steals in this game. Auburn committed 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Hurricanes to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to bury 12 of those for a percentage of 80.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Miami buried 3 of 15 attempts (20.0%). When the game finished, the Hurricanes went 32 for 66 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.5%. The Hurricanes allowed Auburn to bury 21 of their 69 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 30.4% for the game. They finished the game shooting 19.2% from three-point range via 5 out of 26 and finished the contest at 14 out of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Miami allowed Auburn to snag 43 in all (14 on the offensive side).
Kameron McGusty ended up being important for the Hurricanes in this contest. He recorded 20 points in his 38 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 assists in the game. He made 10 out of 18 for this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and added 6 rebounds.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 25-10 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Hurricanes are shooting 47.7% from the field, which has them ranked 22nd in the country. Miami has scored 2,616 points for the season (74.7 per game) and they average 30.6 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 14.1 times per game (97th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 9.3 times per contest. The Hurricanes are committing 14.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.5% from the charity stripe.
The Hurricanes on the defensive side of the court are 221st in the nation in PPG given up with 70.6. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (317th in college basketball). The Miami defense gives up 34.9% from downtown (276 of 790) and opponents are making 69.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 15.1 dimes and 35.0 boards every game, which is ranked 328th and 202nd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (-2)
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