The No. 16 Auburn Tigers (16-2) can continue a 13-game home winning streak when they meet the Iowa State Cyclones (9-9) at Auburn Arena. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Iowa State Cyclones at Auburn Tigers Betting Preview
In the Cyclones’ last contest, they defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 89-82. Solomon Young was the top scorer from either team with 27 points on 7-for-8 shooting. Iowa State played a nearly perfect game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.571 (above their season average of 0.184) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.622 (above their season average of 0.509). For those same stats, Oklahoma State was 0.203 and 0.493, respectively.
The Tigers will look to keep it rolling after topping the South Carolina Gamecocks in their last outing, 80-67. With 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting, Devan Cambridge was the top scorer from either team. Auburn dominated every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.316 (above their season average of 0.275) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.5 (below their season average of 35.2). South Carolina was 0.049 and 22.2, respectively, for those same stats.
The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for Auburn in this contest. The Tigers are among the country’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 26th in offensive rebounding percentage at 34.7 percent. Meanwhile, Iowa State ranks 288th in the NCAA at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 69.4 percent.
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Auburn Tigers Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Auburn, ATS Winner – Iowa State, O/U – Over
Auburn ranks 37th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while Iowa State ranks 152nd (13.1).
The Tigers have been outscored by an average of 0.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Auburn has defeated opponents by an average of 11.6 points.
During their last five games, the Cyclones have scored an average of 66.0 points per game (10.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (1.7 above their season average).