St. John's Red Storm vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 12/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
The St. John's Red Storm (8-0) are en route to James H. Hilton Coliseum on Sunday where they will try to beat the Iowa State Cyclones (6-1).
The St. John's Red Storm took the court against LIU Brooklyn and went home with a win by a final score of 95-68 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Red Storm finished with 17 and LIU Brooklyn totaled 9 fouls. They converted 8 of 24 tries from beyond the perimeter. LIU Brooklyn finished the game shooting 40.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 20 attempts. In addition, LIU Brooklyn collected 22 boards (5 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. LIU Brooklyn earned 10 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. When discussing defending, St. John's allowed their opponent to shoot 45.6% from the floor on 26 of 57 shooting. They also dished out 26 dimes for this contest while forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 43 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Red Storm converted 4 of 10 tries for a rate of 40.0%. St. John's ended with a 60.6% field goal percentage (43 of 71) and converted 5 of 17 3-pointers.
Andre Curbelo is a player who played a role for the game. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 27 minutes played and snagged 8 boards. He ended up going 72.7% from the floor and totaled 7 assists.
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St. John's will enter this contest with a record of 8-0 for the year. They currently have an average of 83.5 pts per contest (26th in Division 1) while hitting 48.6% from the floor. The Red Storm are connecting on 32.5% from downtown (51 of 157) and 67.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, St. John's is pulling in 43.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 143 dimes on the campaign, which is 13th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.1 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Red Storm are forcing 16.4 turnovers per game while drawing 15.1 fouls. They concede 31.1% on shots from downtown and they rank 163rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.9). The Red Storm defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.0% (199 of 485) and they surrender 33.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 273rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 106 relinquished so far this season.
In their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones took home the win by a final score of 63-44 when they played North Dakota. In relation to cleaning the glass, Iowa State allowed North Dakota to snag 29 overall (8 on the offensive glass). They finished 26.9% from 3-point land by hitting 7 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 3 of 3 at the free throw line (100.0%). The Cyclones allowed North Dakota to bury 17 of 48 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.4% in the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Cyclones finished shooting 24 for 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.1%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Iowa State made 7 of 16 attempts (43.8%). They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 50.0%. North Dakota committed 14 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Cyclones to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They coughed it up 12 times, while recording 12 steals in the game. The Cyclones pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 38 for the game.
Tamin Lipsey was important for the Cyclones in this game. He totaled 11 points in his 32 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 dimes in the matchup. He buried 5 of 7 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and added 3 rebounds.
Iowa State has a mark of 6-1 so far this year. The Cyclones are committing 18.6 fouls per game and they shoot 71.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.6 times per game (69th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.7 times per contest. Iowa State has totaled 503 points so far this season (71.9 per contest) and they grab 35.1 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Cyclones are connecting on 44.3% from the floor, which ranks 207th in the nation.
The Cyclones defensively are ranked 11th in the country in points allowed per game with 56.3. They are forcing their opponents into 20.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.5% from the floor (32nd in the country). The Iowa State defense concedes 27.0% from downtown (44 of 163) and their opponents are making 73.7% of their foul shots. They give up 10.4 dimes and 33.4 total boards per game, which has them ranked 64th and 141st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Iowa State
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