Northwestern at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/25/2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 2 point favorites.
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Northwestern heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 69.2 points per contest while giving up 66.2 per game. Iowa has an overall record of 12-18. They are averaging 79.5 points per game and surrendering 78.8, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-16 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-16 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-15 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 17-9 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/11/17 F Rapolas Ivanauskas Shoulder is out for season
02/24/18 F Vic Law Foot is "?" Sunday vs Iowa
02/17/18 G Jordan Ash Lower Body is out for season
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Mouth is out indefinitely
Scottie Lindsey averages 14.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Bryant McIntosh averages 12.3 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Tyler Cook averages 15.3 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Jordan Bohannon averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 69.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 283rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 291st. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 176th in the country. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 298th and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 11.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 196th and 205th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 47th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 206th place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 61st in the country with 79.5 points per game this year. They are 36th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 66th in college basketball. They are 73rd in the nation in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Hawkeyes are 149th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Hawkeyes surrender 78.8 points per contest, which ranks them 318th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 288th and 302nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 333rd with 16.2 assists allowed per contest and 106th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 35th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 178th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 110th. In terms of pace they are 330th in the country with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 254th. As a team they are 244th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 115th in Division 1. Northwestern is 235th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 192nd in the nation.
Iowa is 185th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 288th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are 316th in the nation in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 59th. They are 91st in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 59th. As a unit they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa -2
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