Sunday, March 20, 2016
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Barclays Center to play the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.5.
The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 21-9 and a road record of 6-5. They are 14-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-13. The Wildcats have an overall record of 27-4 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 16-14 and they are 16-17 against the spread.
Jarrod Uthoff comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Peter Jok averages 16.2 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Josh Hart averages 15.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Kris Jenkins averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Iowa averages 77.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 49th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 123rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 44th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 59th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 10.2 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 85th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 64th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 196th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in the Division 1.
Villanova averages 77.2 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 164th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest which ranks them 190th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 44th with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 106th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 148th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 77th in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 74.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 111.9 and they assist on 57.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.9%. The Hawkeyes give up 69.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 81 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 113.7 and 60.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.4%. The Wildcats give up 60.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 14-15 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-13 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-17 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-14 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
03/13/16 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
03/13/16 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa
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