Minnesota vs Iowa NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2019
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa -6.5
The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday, December 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 6.5 point favorites.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 72.4 points per contest while giving up 63.0 per game. Iowa has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 80.4 points per game and surrendering 72.8, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-2-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-6-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-5-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/19 G CJ Fredrick Quad is upgraded to probable Friday vs Michigan
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out indefinitely
12/06/19 F Cordell Pemsl Back is downgraded to out Friday vs Michigan
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
Daniel Oturu comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Marcus Carr averages 14.4 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Luka Garza averages 22.7 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Joe Wieskamp averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 172nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 186th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 99th and 32nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 235th with 12.9 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 63.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 118th and 74th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 146th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 67th place in Division 1. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 92nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 39th in the country with 80.4 points per game this year. They are 139th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 157th in the nation. They are 160th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 17.7. The Hawkeyes are 315th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Hawkeyes surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 265th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 251st and 222nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 282nd with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 135th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 168th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Golden Gophers are 112th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.3. In terms of pace they are 251st in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 127th. As a team they are 175th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 39th in Division 1. Minnesota is 239th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 329th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 34th in the country in offensive rating with 111.9. In terms of pace they are 123rd in Division 1 with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 144th. As a team they are 114th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 195th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa -6.5
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