Iowa at Northwestern College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 3.5 point favorites.
Iowa heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 82.9 points per contest while giving up 72.9 per game. Northwestern has an overall record of 10-5. They are averaging 71.9 points per game and surrendering 63.2, good for a point differential of 8.7.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-9-1 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 Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luka Garza averages 12.3 points per game in 21.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Tyler Cook comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Dererk Pardon averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Vic Law averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 223rd and 41st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 87th, and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 304th place in the NCAA. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 144th in the nation. Iowa averages 82.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 101st in D-1. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 125th and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 232nd with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 63.2 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 133rd and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 174th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 92nd with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 208th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Northwestern is 232nd in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 243rd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 189th in the nation. They are 275th in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game and 49th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Wildcats are 293rd in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 115.3, which is ranked 20th. They are 118th in college basketball in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 60th. As a unit they are 16th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 94th in D-1. Iowa is 240th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 279th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 164th in the country in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 293rd in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 230th. As a team they are 200th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 141st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern -3.5
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