Iowa at Penn State NCAA Basketball Parlay 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 1 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 14-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 81.7 points per game while giving up 71.6 per contest. Penn State has an overall mark of 7-10. They are averaging 67.2 points per contest and giving up 67.1, which is a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 8-9-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-11-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-12-0 against the over/under this year
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 Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Luka Garza averages 12.9 points per contest in 22.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tyler Cook comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Rasir Bolton averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Lamar Stevens scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes allow 71.6 points per contest which is 190th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 177th and 38th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 88th, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 290th place in D-1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in Division 1. Iowa averages 81.7 points per contest, which is 36th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 88th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 37.1 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 117th and 43rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 252nd with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions give up 67.1 points per game, which ranks them 77th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 263rd and 222nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 155th with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 185th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest. Penn State is 309th in the country with 67.2 points per contest this season. They are 318th in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 313th in the country. They are 133rd in the nation in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 294th in assists per game with 11.9. The Nittany Lions are 209th in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 114.1, which is ranked 25th. They are 117th in college basketball in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 80th. As a unit they are 22nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 118th in D-1. Iowa is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 195th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions are 283rd in the country in offensive rating with 98. In terms of pace they are 286th in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 319th. As a team they are 326th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 189th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa +1 and under 142.5 total points
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