Northwestern at Iowa College Basketball Game Picks 2/10/2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
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The Northwestern Wildcats head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 7.5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 12-10. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. Iowa has an overall mark of 18-5. They are averaging 81.7 points per contest and giving up 72.9, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-11-0 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-14-1 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-11-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/22/19 F Pete Nance Illness is out indefinitely
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
Vic Law comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Dererk Pardon averages 14.0 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Tyler Cook scores 16.4 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Luka Garza averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 67.7 points per contest, which is 297th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 321st. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They average 33.6 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 280th and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 310th with 11.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.3 points per contest, which is 26th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 113th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 184th, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 186th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 29th in the nation with 81.7 points per contest this season. They are 49th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 42nd in the NCAA. They are 141st in D-1 in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 16.5. The Hawkeyes are 274th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Hawkeyes give up 72.9 points per game, which ranks them 217th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 200th and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 328th with 15.7 dimes allowed per game and 103rd with 33.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 151st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 100.1, which is ranked 263rd. They are 296th in college basketball in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 309th. As a unit they are 291st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 142nd in D-1. Northwestern is 288th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 283rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 16th in the country in offensive rating with 114.4. In terms of pace they are 95th in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 40th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 148th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northwestern +7.5
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