Iowa State Cyclones (5-0) vs. Memphis Tigers (5-0)
November 26, 2021 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Tigers -11.5 / Iowa State Cyclones +11.5; Over/Under: -137.5
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The Iowa State Cyclones and the Memphis Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Barclays Center on Friday night.
The Iowa State Cyclones will be out to add to their 82-70 win over Xavier last time out. Izaiah Brockington leads the Cyclones in scoring and rebounding with 16.8 PPG and 7.8 RPG while Tyrese Hunter has 14 PPG with 3.8 RPG and a team-high 5.2 APG. Gabe Kalscheur also has 11.2 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Iowa State up to this point in the year. As a team, Iowa State is averaging 75.2 PPG on 45.9% shooting from the field, 33.6% from three and 68.8% from the foul line while allowing 60 PPG on 39.3% shooting from the field and 23.9% from three this season.
The Memphis Tigers will try to add to their 69-61 win over Virginia Tech last time out. Jalen Duren leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double per game with 13.2 PPG and 10 RPG while Emoni Bates has 12.4 PPG and DeAndre Williams has 10.6 PPG and 5 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Memphis so far this season. As a team, Memphis is averaging 82.4 PPG on 49.8% shooting from the field, 36.1% from three and 66.9% from the foul line while allowing 62.6 PPG on 33.6% shooting from the field and 25.9% from three this season.
Iowa State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .500 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 neutral site games. Memphis is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 Friday games.
I get the case that could be made either way here, as Iowa State’s off to a great start but I’m not sure how sustainable it is, while Memphis is the better team but are they this many points better? I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that the points will be coming early and often between these two teams and I think this has all the makings of a true to form track meet, so give me the over here.