Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 7.5 point favorites.
The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 11-7 and a road record of 0-3. They are 6-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-7. The Wildcats have an overall record of 14-4 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 6-9 and they are 10-4 against the spread.
Peter Jok comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Cordell Pemsl averages 9.7 points per game in 20.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Scottie Lindsey averages 15.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Vic Law averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Iowa averages 83 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 73rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 92nd in the country. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 211th with 13.9 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 77.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 266th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 110th and 208th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 305th and they give up 15.9 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 155th in Division 1.
Northwestern averages 74.8 points per game this year which ranks them 119th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 175th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 130th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per contest which ranks them 73rd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 24th with 11 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 33rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 276th in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 109.1 and they assist on 59.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.6 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 38% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.8%. The Hawkeyes give up 82.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 78.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.3 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 110.3 and 65.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Northwestern turns it over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.7%. The Wildcats give up 63.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-8 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-7 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-4 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-9 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
11/24/16 F Dale Jones Wrist out 7-8 weeks
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern -7.5
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