Free College Basketball Picks Today: Missouri Tigers vs Iowa State Cyclones 1/28/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Missouri Tigers vs Iowa State Cyclones 1/28/23
Sat 28th January 2023

The No. 12 Iowa State Cyclones (15-4, 6-2 Big 12) and their exceptional defense are on the road to face the Missouri Tigers (15-5, 4-4 SEC) and their outstanding offense on Saturday. Iowa State defeated the Kansas State Wildcats 80-76 at James H. Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday.

Jaren Holmes was a top performer with 23 points and seven assists. The Cyclones are first in the Big 12 Conference. Missouri won on Tuesday at The Pavilion at Ole Miss, beating the Ole Miss Rebels 89-77. D’Moi Hodge had 24 points to lead the team. The Tigers are seventh in the Southeastern Conference.

It’s the only meeting of the season between the teams. Iowa State got the win in the only game between the teams last season 67-50 at James H. Hilton Coliseum in January 2022.

Izaiah Brockington led the Cyclones with 15 points, while Tyrese Hunter added 14 points. DaJuan Gordon had 15 points and seven rebounds in defeat.Holmes and Gabe Kalscheur, averaging 13.5 and 13.1 points per game, respectively, have led the Cyclones in scoring this season.

Meanwhile, Caleb Grill is grabbing 4.0 rebounds per game, and Tamin Lipsey is dishing 4.7 assists. Kobe Brown and Hodge have been the primary providers for the Tigers on offense, averaging 15.0 and 14.5 points per game, respectively. Brown also has posted 5.3 rebounds per game. Nick Honor has doled out 3.3 assists per game.

The Cyclones are the NCAA’s 11th-best team in defensive efficiency, while the Tigers rank 14th in offensive efficiency. In the last 10 games, Iowa State is 8-2 with an average margin of +11.8 (72.0-60.2).

Missouri has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 76.3 points per game on average while allowing 76.1 (+0.2 margin). The Tigers are averaging 83.4 ppg for the full season while allowing 76.0.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Gabe Kalscheur: 23.6 | 16.9 | +6.7
Aljaz Kunc: 0.0 | 9.7 | -9.7
Points per game:
Gabe Kalscheur: 19.4 | 13.1 | +6.3
Rebounds per game:
Osun Osunniyi: 5.2 | 3.9 | +1.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Isiaih Mosley: 12.0 | 8.2 | +3.8
Nick Honor: 8.0 | 13.5 | -5.4
Points per game:
D’Moi Hodge: 10.4 | 14.5 | -4.1
Rebounds per game:
Noah Carter: 3.0 | 4.3 | -1.3
Assists per game:
Nick Honor: 2.0 | 3.3 | -1.2

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