Iowa at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 7.5 point favorites.
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Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 12-12. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 81.2 points per game while giving up 77.5 per contest. Penn State has an overall record of 15-9. They are averaging 76.0 points per game and surrendering 67.2, good for a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 8-10 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 14-6 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-9 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-11 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Mouth is out indefinitely
02/02/18 G Brady Ellingson Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Penn State
02/02/18 F Ryan Kriener Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Penn State
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyler Cook averages 15.1 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Jordan Bohannon averages 14 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Tony Carr scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Lamar Stevens averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 81.2 points per contest this year, which is 42nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 31st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 45th in Division 1. They average 39.0 boards per contest and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 43rd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 163rd with 13.4 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 77.5 points per contest, which is 300th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 250th and 252nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 121st, and they allow 15.7 assists per game which puts them in 319th place in college basketball. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 118th in the country with 76.0 points per contest this season. They are 91st in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 62nd in Division 1. They are 133rd in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 154th in assists per game with 14.1. The Nittany Lions are 205th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Nittany Lions give up 67.2 points per game, which ranks them 59th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 79th and 190th in those defensive statistics. They rank 56th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 98th with 33.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 258th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Hawkeyes are 38th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 293rd. In terms of pace they are 88th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 44th. As a team they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 235th in Division 1. Iowa is 198th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 247th in the nation.
Penn State is 213th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 53rd in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are 31st in the nation in defensive rating with 94.8, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 121st. They are 181st in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 122nd. As a unit they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 304th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa +7.5
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