Iowa State Cyclones vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
The TCU Horned Frogs (12-1) are hosting the Iowa State Cyclones (10-2) at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Saturday.
The Iowa State Cyclones took the court against Oklahoma and walked away with a win by a score of 63-60 in their last game. Iowa State finished the game with a 43.1% field goal percentage (22 out of 51) and made 7 of their 15 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Cyclones made 12 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. With respect to rebounding, they collected 24 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 10 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In reference to the defense, Iowa State allowed 44.9% from the field on 22 of 49 shooting. Oklahoma distributed 15 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. On top of that, Oklahoma grabbed 23 boards (4 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Oklahoma finished the contest at 100.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 9 attempts. They also made 7 out of their 22 attempts from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Cyclones finished with 14 while Oklahoma finished the game with 15 fouls.
Caleb Grill is a player who had an impact in this game. He notched 20 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and also grabbed 1 rebound. He finished the game shooting 55.6% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Iowa State enters this one with a record of 10-2 on the year. They are averaging 71.4 pts per game (193rd in college hoops) while connecting on 46.4% from the field. The Cyclones are shooting 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc (80 of 238) and 68.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Iowa State is collecting 32.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 199 dimes for the season, which is 170th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.4 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Cyclones are forcing their opponents into 20.8 turnovers per game and they draw 17.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 6th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 120 surrendered on the year. Cyclones defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 38.4% (223 of 580) and they relinquish 32.8 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 30.1% on three-point shots and they rank 9th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (57.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the TCU Horned Frogs got the victory with a final of 88-87 against Baylor. The Horned Frogs were able to collect 18 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 27 in the game. They turned it over 7 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. Baylor had 18 personal fouls in this game which took the Horned Frogs to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to make 19 of those for a percentage of 82.6%. When talking about shooting from distance, TCU made 3 of 14 attempts (21.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Horned Frogs walked away from this one shooting 33 out of 68 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.5%. The Horned Frogs permitted Baylor to make 24 of their 54 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.4% for this game. They wrapped up this game 45.8% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 11 of 24 and finished the game at 28 of 33 from the free throw line (84.8%). When it comes to attacking the glass, TCU allowed Baylor to get 35 in total (11 offensive).
Mike Miles ended up being a factor for the Horned Frogs in the game. He knocked down 12 of 21 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and tallied 2 rebounds. He earned 33 points in his 37 minutes on the court and had 4 assists in this matchup.
TCU has a mark of 12-1 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Horned Frogs are connecting on 45.3% from the field, which ranks them 150th in D-1. TCU has totaled 1,015 points on the year (78.1 per game) and they average 39.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 16.9 times per contest (22nd in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 11.5 times per game. The Horned Frogs commit 15.0 fouls every game and they hit 70.5% from the free throw line.
The TCU defense surrenders 28.7% on shots from distance (74 of 258) and their opponents are connecting on 63.0% of their foul shots. They allow 11.8 assists and 34.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 124th and 206th in college basketball. The Horned Frogs are ranked 32nd in the nation in PPG surrendered with 61.2. They have forced 17.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.9% from the floor (28th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take TCU
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