Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
The Texas Longhorns (16-6) will take on the Iowa State Cyclones (16-6) at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday.
The Iowa State Cyclones stepped onto the hardwood against Kansas and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-61 in their last game. Iowa State ended the game having earned a 41.3% field goal percentage (26 out of 63) and converted 5 of 22 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Cyclones converted 4 of their 6 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 23 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 16 dimes for the game in addition to forcing 22 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In relation to defense, Iowa State let their opponent shoot 56.0% from the floor on 28 out of 50 shooting. Kansas recorded 19 assists and had 12 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Kansas pulled down 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Kansas walked away from this one shooting 69.2% from the free throw line by making 9 of their 13 tries. They also knocked down 5 of their 13 tries from 3-point range. When it comes to fouls, the Cyclones walked away with 17 and Kansas racked up 11 fouls.
Izaiah Brockington is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up with 24 points on 11 of 28 shooting. He played 35 minutes and collected 8 boards. He shot 39.3% from the field and recorded 3 assists.
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Iowa State comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 16-6 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Iowa State is grabbing 33.2 boards per game and has earned 323 assists this season, which has them ranked 55th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Cyclones are connecting on 32.5% on 3-point shots (151 of 464) and 70.1% from the charity stripe. They average 69.2 pts per contest (237th in the country) while connecting on 44.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Cyclones are forcing 17.7 turnovers per game and they draw 17.7 fouls. They relinquish 27.6% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 20th in the nation in PPG allowed (60.9). The Cyclones defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.8% (467 of 1,116) and they surrender 32.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 75th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 230 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas Longhorns took a loss by a score of 77-64 against Texas Tech. With respect to how they rebounded, Texas permitted Texas Tech to pull down 36 in all (10 offensive). They finished the game shooting 42.1% from beyond the perimeter by going 8 of 19 and ended up going 21 of 30 at the charity stripe (70.0%). The Longhorns permitted Texas Tech to make 24 out of 51 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 47.1% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Longhorns went 22 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Texas converted 6 of 23 attempts (26.1%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.7%. Texas Tech was called for 20 personal fouls in this game which took the Longhorns to the free throw line for 19 tries. They gave up possession 13 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Longhorns were able to corral 20 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 25 for this contest.
Marcus Carr pitched in for the Longhorns in this matchup. He totaled 18 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and tallied 3 dimes in the game. He knocked down 5 of 12 in the game giving him a rate of 41.7%, and earned 2 rebounds.
Texas has a record of 16-6 for the season. The Longhorns commit 16.1 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.9 times per contest (134th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 12.0 times per game. Texas has tallied 1,506 pts so far this season (68.5 per contest) and they snag 33.6 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Longhorns are shooting 45.7% from the floor, which is ranked 98th in college basketball.
The Longhorns on the defensive side of the court are 1st in D-1 in PPG allowed with 55.5. They are forcing 15.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (45th in D-1). The Texas defense allows 31.2% on shots from 3-point land (120 of 385) and their opponents are connecting on 62.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 9.3 dimes and 30.6 total boards per game, which has them ranked 8th and 21st in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas
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