Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 3/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
T-Mobile Center is the location where the Kansas Jayhawks (25-6) will play the Iowa State Cyclones (18-12) on Friday.
The Iowa State Cyclones stepped onto the hardwood against Baylor and walked away with a win by a score of 73-58 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Cyclones ended up walking away with 18 while Baylor finished the game with 18 personal fouls. They converted 10 of 28 tries from 3-point range. Baylor went 55.6% when shooting free throws by converting 10 of 18 attempts. Furthermore, Baylor had 20 boards (7 offensive, 13 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Baylor distributed 9 dimes and had 3 steals for this contest. In regard to the defense, Iowa State allowed their opponent to shoot 35.8% from the field on 19 out of 53 shooting. They also dished out 19 assists in this game in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 33 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Cyclones converted 15 of their 22 shots for a rate of 68.2%. Iowa State wrapped up the contest having earned a 54.2% FG percentage (26 out of 48) and made 6 of their 16 shots from distance.
Jaren Holmes is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 16 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes played and snagged 7 rebounds. He shot 66.7% from the floor and dished out 5 assists.
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Iowa State enters this contest with a mark of 18-12 on the year. They turn it over 12.8 times per game and as a team are committing 19.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Iowa State is pulling down 33.2 boards per game and has accounted for 427 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 149th in the nation in terms of passing. The Cyclones are connecting on 33.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (196 of 583) and 67.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 68.5 pts per contest (267th in college hoops) while hitting 45.0% from the floor.
On defense, the Cyclones are forcing their opponents into 16.8 turnovers per game and they draw 17.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 73rd in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 354 surrendered so far this year. The Cyclones defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.8% (611 of 1,462) and they concede 30.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 33.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 16th in college hoops in points per game allowed (62.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kansas Jayhawks took a loss by a final score of 75-59 against Texas. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Kansas permitted Texas to get 35 in all (3 offensive). They went 28.6% from three-point range by connecting on 6 of 21 and finished the contest at 19 of 24 at the free throw line (79.2%). The Jayhawks allowed Texas to bury 25 out of their 55 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.5% for this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Jayhawks went 21 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.2%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Kansas converted 7 of their 22 tries (31.8%). They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. Texas earned 14 fouls for the game which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They also gave up possession 11 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Jayhawks were able to collect 22 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 27 in this matchup.
Jalen Wilson ended up having an impact for the Jayhawks in this game. He tallied 23 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist for this game. He buried 7 out of 18 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 38.9%, and had 10 rebounds.
Kansas has a record of 25-6 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Jayhawks are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 69th in D-1. Kansas has totaled 2,343 points so far this year (75.6 per contest) and they collect 36.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 16.9 times per game (12th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 12.2 times per contest. The Jayhawks are committing 16.8 fouls per game and they shoot 72.4% from the charity stripe.
The Kansas defense surrenders 31.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (204 of 647) and their opponents are knocking down 72.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 11.1 dimes and 34.9 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 62nd and 238th in the nation. The Jayhawks on defense are ranked 126th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 68.2. They are able to force 14.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the floor (47th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Iowa State
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