Iowa at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 8 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 83.2 points per game while giving up 71.0 per contest. Purdue has an overall record of 8-5. They are averaging 78.4 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-7-0 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
01/02/19 F Luka Garza Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Purdue
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyler Cook comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Luka Garza averages 12.7 points per game in 22.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Carsen Edwards averages 25.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Ryan Cline averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 83.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 82nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 121st and 46th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 235th with 12.8 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 71.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 177th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 174th and 54th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 108th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 267th place in Division 1. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 88th in the country with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 143rd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 67th in the nation. They are 157th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 131st in assists per contest with 14.5. The Boilermakers are 312th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Boilermakers surrender 68.7 points per contest, which ranks them 114th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 151st and 296th in those defensive statistics. They rank 128th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 30.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 152nd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 115.2, which is ranked 26th. They are 119th in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 60th. As a unit they are 17th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 66th in D-1. Iowa is 236th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 304th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 28th in the country in offensive rating with 114.8. In terms of pace they are 284th in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 74th. As a team they are 83rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 14th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue -8
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