Iowa at Cincinnati College Basketball Picks and Tips 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 1 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 73.6 per contest. Cincinnati has an overall record of 25-6. They are averaging 71.7 points per game and surrendering 62.2, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-20-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 14-20-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/18/18 F Cordell Pemsl Knee is out for season
11/11/18 G CJ Fredrick Redshirt is out for season
11/11/18 F Jack Nunge Redshirt is out for season
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luka Garza averages 12.9 points per game in 23.2 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Tyler Cook comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Keith Williams averages 10.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Jarron Cumberland averages 18.8 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes allow 73.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 238th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 235th and 81st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 174th, and they give up 15.9 assists per contest which puts them in 336th place in the NCAA. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in the nation. Iowa averages 78.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 48th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 109th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 98th in D-1. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 154th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 254th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bearcats surrender 62.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 227th in those defensive statistics. They rank 36th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 31.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 224th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Cincinnati is 198th in the country with 71.7 points per game this year. They are 245th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 149th in the nation. They are 129th in the country in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game and 171st in assists per contest with 13.4. The Bearcats are 333rd in turnovers per game with 10.5.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 110.6, which is ranked 45th. They are 120th in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 105th. As a unit they are 60th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 159th in D-1. Iowa is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 336th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 109.7, which is ranked 58th. They are 338th in D-1 in pace with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 276th. As a unit they are 254th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 313th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati -1
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