Southern Utah at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 17 point favorites.
Southern Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 81.7 points per game while giving up 83.4 per contest. Iowa has an overall record of 6-6. They are averaging 80.1 points per game and surrendering 73.3, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Trends
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 8-0 against the spread this season
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Key Southern Utah Thunderbirds Injuries
11/09/17 F Dwayne Morgan Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon Better averages 13.8 points per contest in 24.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jadon Cohee averages 16.8 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jordan Bohannon averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Tyler Cook scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 24.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunderbirds allow 83.4 points per contest which is 333rd in Division 1. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 327th and 257th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 290th, and they allow 15.7 assists per game which puts them in 298th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in the nation. Southern Utah averages 81.7 points per contest this year, which is 59th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 221st. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 121st in college basketball. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 247th and 254th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 331st with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes give up 73.3 points per game, which ranks them 204th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 117th and 132nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 243rd with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 183rd with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 84th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year. Iowa is 87th in Division 1 with 80.1 points per contest this season. They are 83rd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 74th in D-1. They are 25th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 18.7. The Hawkeyes are 148th in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Thunderbirds are 136th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 311th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the country with 76 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 210th. As a team they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 152nd in Division 1. Southern Utah is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 315th in the nation.
Iowa is 176th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 98th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are 203rd in the nation in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 85th. They are 126th in D-1 in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 84th. As a unit they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Southern Utah +17 and over 151 total points
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