Milwaukee Panthers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 11/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds

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Game: Milwaukee Panthers vs. Iowa State Cyclones

Date: Sunday 20 November 2022

Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA


The Iowa State Cyclones (2-0) will play the Milwaukee Panthers (2-1) at the James H. Hilton Coliseum on Sunday.

The Milwaukee Panthers took on Cardinal Stritch and walked away with a 112-38 win in their last contest. Milwaukee finished with a 53.2% field goal percentage (41 of 77) and put down 8 of their 26 3-point attempts. When shooting from the free-throw line, the Panthers knocked down 22 of their 33 shots, for a 66.7% percentage. In terms of rebounds, they compiled 54, 17 of which were offensive in nature. They also recorded 20 assists in that matchup while forcing the opponent to 23 turnovers and grabbing 17 steals. On defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to go 21.9% off the field on 14 of 64 shots. Cardinal Stritch dealt 7 dimes and had 2 steals in the matchup. In addition, Cardinal Stritch collected 34 rebounds (13 offensive, 21 defensive), but could not put a block in the statistics sheet. Cardinal Stritch finished 54.5% shooting free throws by knocking down 6 of his 11 attempts. They also made 4 of their 28 attempts from distance. In terms of personal fouls, the Panthers finished with 18 while Cardinal Stritch recorded 23 personal fouls.

Jalen Johnson is a player who has prevailed in the game. He finished shooting 100.0% from the field and recorded 2 assists. He saw the course played for 16 minutes and also grabbed 5 boards. He scored 17 points on 8 of 8 shooting.

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Milwaukee is entering the hardwood with a 2-1 win-loss record in the campaign. They average 89.0 points per game (31st in D-1) while batting 51.3% from the field. The Panthers shoot 30.6% on shots from 3-point land (19 of 62) and 68.8% from the charity streak. As a team, Milwaukee averages 44.3 rebounds per contest and has amassed 56 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 83rd nationally for passing the ball. They flip it 12.0 times per fight and as a group they commit 17.0 fouls per fight.

Defensively, the Panthers force their opponents to 18.0 turnovers each game while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They rank 180th in the college hoops for giving up assists, with 39 goals conceded in the campaign. The Panthers allow a shot percentage of 31.9% (61 of 191) and as a basketball team they release 37.0 rebounds per game. They give up 26.8% on shots from outside the perimeter and rank 35th in Division 1 in PPG (56.0), ahead of their opponents.

The last time they took the court, the Iowa State Cyclones won with an 80-43 final when they faced North Carolina A&T. In terms of rebounding, Iowa State allowed North Carolina A&T to grab 23 total (5 offense). They went from beyond the limit 20.8%, hitting 5 of 24 and finishing 16 of 21 shooting from the free throw line (76.2%). The Cyclones allowed North Carolina A&T to make 11 of their 43 attempts from the floor, giving them a 25.6% percentage in that game. Overall, the Cyclones finished 32 to 68 points, giving them a 47.1% score. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, the state of Iowa buried 6 of its 20 attempts (30.0%). They were able to bury 10 of the free throw attempts with a 76.9% percentage. North Carolina A&T had 15 fouls in that game, giving the Cyclones the charity streak for 13 tries. They also gave up possession 11 times while making 9 steals in the game. The Cyclones earned 27 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive boards, 44 total for the contest.

Aljaz Kunc ended up being a factor for the Cyclones in that game. He knocked down 6 of 9 for the matchup, giving him a 66.7% field goal percentage, and added 10 rebounds. He had 17 points in his 23 minutes of play and recorded 4 assists in this competition.

Iowa State has a 2-0 win-loss record this season. The Cyclones have committed 18.0 fouls per game and hit 77.8% from the free throw line. Their assist rate is 17.5 times per game (56th in D-1) and they turn the ball 12.5 times per game. Iowa State has earned 168 points for the season (84.0 per contest) and they are pulling in 42.5 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Cyclones reach 49.2% of the field, ranking 66th in Division 1.

The Cyclones on the defensive side of the court are 1st in college basketball in PPG with 41.0 surrenders. They’ve forced 24.0 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 29.4% from the field (4th place in college basketball). Iowa’s defense allows 18.9% from downtown (7 of 37) and opponents make 67.6% of their free throws. They conceded 5.0 dimes and 25.0 boards in each game, which ranks 1st and 4th in college hoops.

Who will win today’s NCAA basketball game against the spread?

Tony Sink’s Pick: Take Milwaukee

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