Cincinnati vs Iowa Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 12/21/2019
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa -2
The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to United Center to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 2 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 74.3 points per contest while giving up 68.5 per game. Iowa has an overall record of 8-3. They are averaging 80.0 points per game and surrendering 70.5, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-8-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-7-1 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
12/09/19 G Trevor Moore Achilles is out for season
11/05/19 F Prince Toyambi Heart is out indefinitely
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/16/19 G Jordan Bohannon Hip is out for season
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out indefinitely
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
Keith Williams comes into this contest averaging 13.0 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Jarron Cumberland averages 12.8 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Luka Garza averages 22.4 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Joe Wieskamp averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 127th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 108th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 253rd in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 82nd and 145th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 41st with 15.8 per game. The Bearcats allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 175th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 98th and 149th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 113th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 155th place in Division 1. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 160th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 39th in the country with 80.0 points per game this year. They are 145th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 109th in the nation. They are 132nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Hawkeyes are 336th in turnovers per game with 11.1. The Hawkeyes surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 213th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 218th and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 279th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest and 170th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 157th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Bearcats are 181st in the nation in offensive rating with 101.6. In terms of pace they are 169th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 147th. As a team they are 136th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 65th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 343rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 25th in the country in offensive rating with 112.7. In terms of pace they are 155th in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 144th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 189th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa -2
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