Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
TV: Big 12 Network
James H. Hilton Coliseum is the site where the Iowa State Cyclones (13-3) will attempt to defeat the Texas Longhorns (13-3) on Saturday.
The Texas Longhorns faced off with Oklahoma and walked away with a win by a score of 66-52 in their last contest. Texas ended the game with a 46.8% FG percentage (22 out of 47) and converted 4 of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Longhorns converted 18 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 26 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 11 steals. In terms of the defense, Texas allowed their opponent to shoot 40.4% from the floor on 19 out of 47 shooting. Oklahoma doled out 7 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Oklahoma had 29 rebounds (11 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Oklahoma ended up going 56.5% from the charity stripe by making 13 of 23 attempts. They made 1 out of their 13 tries from 3-point land. In relation to fouls, the Longhorns ended up finishing with 17 and Oklahoma recorded 21 fouls.
Andrew Jones is a player who was a major contributor in the game. He finished with 22 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and totaled 3 rebounds. He went 46.7% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes.
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Texas comes into this game with a record of 13-3 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 10.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 15.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Texas is grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game and has earned 229 dimes for the season, which is 89th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Longhorns are shooting 33.0% on shots from 3-point land (107 of 324) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 70.4 pts per contest (226th in college hoops) while hitting 46.4% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Longhorns are forcing 16.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. They are conceding 30.5% on shots from downtown and they are 1st in D-1 in opponents PPG (53.0). The Longhorns defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.2% (309 of 789) and they surrender 30.2 rebounds per game as a team. They are 27th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 138 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa State Cyclones walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 62-61 when they played Kansas. The Cyclones were able to pull down 17 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 26 in the game. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 8 steals in the game. Kansas was called for 12 fouls for the game which got the Cyclones to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They were able to convert 7 of the free throws for a rate of 63.6%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Iowa State made 6 out of their 18 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cyclones finished shooting 24 for 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.7%. The Cyclones permitted Kansas to make 21 out of 48 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8% for the matchup. They finished 30.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 6 out of 20 and finished the contest at 14 of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Iowa State allowed Kansas to pull down 29 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Izaiah Brockington ended up being a major contributor for the Cyclones for this game. He accumulated 17 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to get an assist. He converted 6 of 15 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and added 8 rebounds.
Iowa State has a win-loss record of 13-3 so far this year. The Cyclones are committing 18.0 fouls every game while shooting 71.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.5 times per game (108th in D-1) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per contest. Iowa State has earned 1,127 pts this year (70.4 per game) and they collect 34.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Cyclones are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which ranks them 141st in Division 1.
The Iowa State defense concedes 26.5% on shots from beyond the arc (81 of 306) and opponents are making 71.4% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 9.8 assists and 31.4 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 24th and 50th in college hoops. The Cyclones are ranked 14th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 58.6. They are forcing their opponents into 17.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the floor (56th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas
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