Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 19 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.5.
The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 11-11 and a road record of 2-5. They are 10-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Hawkeyes have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 10-7 and they are 11-7 against the spread.
Brandon Taylor comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Shep Garner averages 13.9 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jarrod Uthoff averages 18.6 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Hawkeyes. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Peter Jok averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Penn State averages 66 points per contest this season which ranks them 300th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 288th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 331st in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per game which ranks them 247th and 345th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 40th with 11.2 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 109th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 110th and 277th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 146th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 111th place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 286th in the Division 1.
Iowa averages 81.2 points per game this year which ranks them 21st 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 47th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 17th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 17 assists per contest which ranks them 81st and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawkeyes rank 7th with 9.9 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 245th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 195th place in the nation. The Hawkeyes force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 98th in college basketball.
The Nittany Lions average 63.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 59.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11 per contest. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 99.5 and they assist on 42.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Penn State turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.9%. The Nittany Lions give up 69.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hawkeyes score 85.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 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 17.5 points per game. The Hawkeyes have a rating on offense of 115.4 and 58.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 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 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.9%. The Hawkeyes give up 67.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-10 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-10 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-7 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-7 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
02/02/16 F Payton Banks Back is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Iowa
01/16/16 G Josh Reaves Mononucleosis out indefinitely
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State
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