Sunday, January 31, 2016
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 15-7 and a road record of 4-2. They are 8-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-9. The Hawkeyes have an overall record of 16-4 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 9-7 and they are 10-7 against the spread.
Bryant McIntosh comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Tre Demps averages 13.7 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jarrod Uthoff averages 18.4 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Hawkeyes. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Peter Jok averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Northwestern averages 72.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 165th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 179th in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 108th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 10.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 171st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 101st and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 295th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 300th in the Division 1.
Iowa averages 81 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 46th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per contest which ranks them 90th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawkeyes rank 7th with 9.9 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 72nd and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 237th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 199th place in the nation. The Hawkeyes force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 52.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -23 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 109.7 and they assist on 62.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.9%. The Wildcats give up 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hawkeyes score 85.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.8 points per game. The Hawkeyes have a rating on offense of 115.3 and 59.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Iowa turns it over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.8%. The Hawkeyes give up 67.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 8-9 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-9 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-7 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-7 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/11/15 F Vic Law Shoulder out for season
01/30/16 C Alex Olah Foot probable Sunday vs. Iowa
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
01/30/16 G Mike Gesell Undisclosed probable Sunday vs. Northwestern
Tony's Pick: Take Northwestern
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