Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 20-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 13-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 12-13 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
Jarrod Uthoff comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Peter Jok averages 15.8 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Brandon Taylor averages 16.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Shep Garner averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Iowa averages 80.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 60th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 18th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 65th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 9.8 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 50th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 171st place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 134th in the Division 1.
Penn State averages 64.9 points per game this year which ranks them 316th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 308th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 339th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per contest which ranks them 244th and 344th respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 42nd with 11.2 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 109th and 283rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 169th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 76.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 114.8 and they assist on 57.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.6%. The Hawkeyes give up 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Nittany Lions score 69.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 57 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.8 points per game. The Nittany Lions have a rating on offense of 98.1 and 42.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Penn State turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.5%. The Nittany Lions give up 67.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-9 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-10 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-12 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-13 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa
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