Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
TV: Youtube TV
The Iowa State Cyclones (13-2) are en route to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday where they will try to beat the Kansas Jayhawks (15-1).
The Iowa State Cyclones took the court against Texas Tech and earned the victory with a final of 84-50 in their last game. Iowa State walked away from the contest having earned a 49.3% FG percentage (34 of 69) and made 12 of their 22 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Cyclones converted 4 of their 10 attempts for a rate of 40.0%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they compiled 39 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In regard to defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to go 36.5% from the field on 19 of 52 shooting. Texas Tech doled out 10 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Texas Tech collected 26 boards (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Texas Tech finished shooting 70.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 7 of 10 tries. They also buried 5 of 26 attempts from 3-point land. With respect to fouls, the Cyclones walked away with 15 and Texas Tech racked up 11 fouls.
Gabe Kalscheur is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He accounted for 25 points on 10 out of 14 shooting. He played for 32 minutes and also snagged 7 rebounds. He shot 71.4% from the field and dished out 2 dimes.
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Iowa State comes into this contest with a mark of 13-2 for the season. They are averaging 71.5 pts per contest (181st in college hoops) while going 46.9% from the field. The Cyclones are connecting on 35.4% on three-point attempts (103 of 291) and 66.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Iowa State is collecting 33.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 246 dimes this season, which is 84th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Cyclones are forcing their opponents into 19.9 turnovers per game and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 27th in college basketball in giving up assists with 159 conceded for the year. The Cyclones defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.4% (286 of 725) and they concede 31.9 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 30.1% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 8th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (57.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Kansas Jayhawks went home victorious with a score of 79-75 against Oklahoma. In the matter of attacking the glass, Kansas permitted Oklahoma to get 34 in all (6 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 11.8% from distance by shooting 2 out of 17 and ended up shooting 19 of 23 from the free throw line (82.6%). The Jayhawks permitted Oklahoma to make 27 of their 57 tries from the floor which had them shooting 47.4% for the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Jayhawks ended up going 22 for 59 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.3%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Kansas knocked down 4 of 11 attempts (36.4%). They were able to knock down 31 of those for a percentage of 79.5%. Oklahoma was called for 22 fouls for the contest which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for a total of 39 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Jayhawks were able to collect 22 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in the game.
KJ Adams pitched in for the Jayhawks in this contest. He earned 22 points in his 27 mins on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He made 8 of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and tallied 6 rebounds.
Kansas has a record of 15-1 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Jayhawks are shooting 47.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 57th in D-1. Kansas has totaled 1,245 pts on the season (77.8 per game) and they snag 37.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.5 times per game (17th in the nation) and they turn it over 12.0 times per game. The Jayhawks are committing 16.3 fouls every game and they go 71.7% from the free throw line.
The Jayhawks on the defensive side of the court are 92nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 65.5. They are able to force 15.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (46th in college hoops). The Kansas defense gives up 30.5% on 3-point shots (108 of 354) and their opponents are making 70.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 10.4 assists and 34.1 boards every game, which ranks them 38th and 181st in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Iowa State
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