Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 7.5 point favorites.
The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 14-10 and a road record of 1-5. They are 9-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 16-7 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 12-9 against the spread.
Peter Jok comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Tyler Cook averages 11.9 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Nate Mason averages 14 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Amir Coffey averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Iowa averages 80.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 33rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 103rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 106th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 31st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 202nd with 13.6 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 269th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 138th and 218th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 316th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest which puts them in 338th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in Division 1.
Minnesota averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 147th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 228th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 143rd in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 63rd respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 55th with 11.9 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 302nd and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 155th in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.7 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 108 and they assist on 61.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.3%. The Hawkeyes give up 80.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Gophers score 79 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11 points per game. The Golden Gophers have a rating on offense of 103.3 and 59.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Minnesota turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.1%. The Golden Gophers give up 68 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-11 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-9 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-9 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-11 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -7.5
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