Omaha Mavericks vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 12/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Omaha Mavericks vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
TV: Youtube TV
The Iowa State Cyclones (9-2) host the Omaha Mavericks (4-8) at James H. Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Omaha Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against Denver and walked away with a win by a score of 83-66 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Mavericks walked away with 14 and Denver racked up 17 personal fouls. They also made 5 of 13 attempts from downtown. Denver ended up shooting 81.8% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of 11 tries. Furthermore, Denver grabbed 25 rebounds (4 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Denver doled out 12 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Regarding defense, Omaha let their opponent shoot 52.0% from the field on 26 out of 50 shooting. They also dished out 21 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 32 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 12 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Omaha wrapped up the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (31 of 62) and made 9 of their 21 3-point attempts.
Luke Jungers is one guy who came through in this matchup. He finished 53.8% from the field but didn't record an assist. He played for 22 mins and also snagged 3 boards. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 7 out of 13 shooting.
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Omaha heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 4-8 this season. They are turning it over 14.2 times per game and as a team are committing 16.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Omaha is pulling down 31.2 rebounds per contest and has racked up 139 assists this year, which ranks 264th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Mavericks are connecting on 30.5% on 3-point shots (62 of 203) and 76.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 66.8 pts per contest (308th in the country) while going 44.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Mavericks are able to force 12.3 turnovers per game and they draw 15.8 personal fouls. They are surrendering 35.7% on shots from distance and they are ranked 337th in the country in PPG allowed (76.8). The Mavericks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.5% (331 of 712) and they surrender 36.4 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 329th in D-1 in giving up assists with 183 surrendered for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Iowa State Cyclones took home the win by a final score of 73-57 against Western Michigan. The Cyclones were able to snag 20 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 23 for this game. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 11 steals in the matchup. Western Michigan committed 11 personal fouls for the contest which took the Cyclones to the charity stripe for 8 shots. They were able to convert 4 of the free throw tries for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Iowa State buried 7 out of 18 tries (38.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Cyclones shot 31 out of 49 from the floor which gave them a rate of 63.3%. The Cyclones permitted Western Michigan to convert 20 of their 52 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 38.5% for this contest. They finished shooting 38.2% from beyond the perimeter by going 13 out of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 4 out of 5 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Iowa State allowed Western Michigan to snag 23 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Caleb Grill pitched in for the Cyclones in the matchup. He buried 5 out of 7 in the game for a rate of 71.4%, and totaled 6 rebounds. He had 14 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist for the matchup.
Iowa State has a record of 9-2 for the campaign. The Cyclones are committing 18.2 fouls per contest and they hit 67.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.5 times per contest (31st in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per game. Iowa State has earned 780 points on the campaign (70.9 per game) and they grab 33.1 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Cyclones are shooting 46.2% from the field, which ranks 116th in the country.
The Iowa State defense allows 30.7% on shots from distance (79 of 257) and their opponents are connecting on 73.1% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 10.3 assists and 32.9 rebounds per game, which ranks them 38th and 118th in those categories. The Cyclones are ranked 8th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 56.9. They are able to force 20.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.5% from the floor (29th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Omaha
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