Purdue at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Purdue Boilermakers head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 11.5 point favorites.
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Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 18-2. They currently have a point differential of 22.6 as they are averaging 84.7 points per game while giving up 62.1 per contest. Iowa has an overall mark of 10-10. They are averaging 81.1 points per contest and giving up 76.4, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 13-6 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-9 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-8 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-5 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Throat is out indefinitely
Carsen Edwards averages 17 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Vince Edwards averages 14.7 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Tyler Cook scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Jordan Bohannon averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 84.7 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 43%, which is good for 3rd in Division 1. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 302nd with 11.9 per game. The Boilermakers allow 62.1 points per contest, which is 11th in the country. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 54th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 33rd place in college basketball. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 187th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 42nd in the country with 81.1 points per contest this season. They are 46th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 58th in Division 1. They are 27th in the country in rebounding with 40.0 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 18.6. The Hawkeyes are 109th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Hawkeyes give up 76.4 points per game, which ranks them 278th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 215th and 166th in those defensive statistics. They rank 288th with 15.2 dimes allowed per game and 113th with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 61st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Boilermakers are 5th in the country in defensive rating with 87.6, and their offensive rating of 119.4 is ranked 7th. They are 179th in college basketball in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 111th in D-1. Purdue is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 6th in the country.
Iowa is 154th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 190th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are 257th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 63rd. They are 77th in D-1 in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 63rd. As a unit they are 71st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue -11.5
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