Iowa State Cyclones vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 3/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Baylor Bears
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
T-Mobile Center is the location where the Baylor Bears (22-9) will try to defeat the Iowa State Cyclones (18-12) on Thursday.
The Iowa State Cyclones faced Baylor and took home the win by a score of 73-58 in their last contest. Iowa State finished the contest having earned a 54.2% field goal percentage (26 out of 48) and buried 6 of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cyclones buried 15 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 68.2%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 33 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 19 assists in the game while creating 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to shoot 35.8% from the floor on 19 out of 53 shooting. Baylor earned 9 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. Furthermore, Baylor totaled 20 boards (7 offensive, 13 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Baylor ended up shooting 55.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 18 tries. They knocked down 10 of 28 shots from distance. With respect to fouls, the Cyclones finished with 18 and Baylor recorded 18 fouls.
Jaren Holmes is someone who was a major contributor for the matchup. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the floor and earned 5 assists. He saw the court for 32 mins and also pulled down 7 rebounds. He left the arena with 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting.
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Iowa State steps onto the hardwood with a record of 18-12 on the campaign. They are averaging 68.5 points per game (266th in college basketball) while shooting 45.0% from the field. The Cyclones are connecting on 33.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (196 of 583) and 67.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Iowa State is snagging 33.2 boards per game and has totaled 427 dimes so far this season, which ranks 146th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Cyclones have forced 16.8 turnovers per game while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 76th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 354 conceded on the season. The Cyclones are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.8% (611 of 1,462) and they concede 30.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They are surrendering 33.2% on three-point shots while they are 16th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (62.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Baylor Bears went home defeated by a final of 73-58 when they faced Iowa State. The Bears earned 13 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 20 for the contest. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 3 steals for the game. Iowa State committed 18 fouls in the game which got the Bears to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 55.6%. When talking about 3-point shots, Baylor made 10 of 28 attempts (35.7%). Overall, the Bears shot 19 out of 53 from the field which had them shooting 35.8%. The Bears permitted Iowa State to make 26 out of 48 attempts from the floor which had them at 54.2% for this contest. They shot 37.5% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 6 of 16 and finished the contest at 15 out of 22 at the charity stripe (68.2%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Baylor permitted Iowa State to collect 33 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Adam Flagler was important for the Bears for the contest. He tallied 20 points in his 35 mins of playing time and accumulated 1 assist in this game. He made 7 out of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 63.6%, and had 2 rebounds.
Baylor has a record of 22-9 on the year. As an offense, the Bears are hitting on 44.6% from the field, which is ranked 186th in college hoops. Baylor has totaled 2,397 pts so far this year (77.3 per contest) and they average 34.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 14.6 times per contest (75th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per game. The Bears commit 17.4 fouls every game and they connect on 74.6% from the charity stripe.
The Baylor defense concedes 32.0% on 3-point shots (211 of 659) and their opponents are making 70.7% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 15.4 dimes and 31.8 total rebounds per game, ranking them 342nd and 54th in those defensive categories. The Bears on the defensive side of the court are 181st in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 70.0. They have forced 13.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (280th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Iowa State
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