Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/13/2020
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -2.5
The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 17-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 79.1 points per game while giving up 71.7 per contest. Indiana has an overall mark of 15-8. They are averaging 72.3 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-14-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 11-12-0 against the over/under
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
02/10/20 F Cordell Pemsl Suspension is out
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
02/08/20 F Race Thompson Back is questionable
Joe Wieskamp averages 15.4 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Luka Garza comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Justin Smith averages 11.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Trayce Jackson-Davis averages 13.8 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 242nd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 205th and 109th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd, and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 306th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in the nation. Iowa averages 79.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 85th in D-1. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 66th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 293rd with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoosiers surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 109th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 181st in those defensive statistics. They rank 179th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 31.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 111th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Indiana is 142nd in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 94th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 281st in the nation. They are 60th in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 169th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Hoosiers are 165th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 111.6, which is ranked 11th. They are 105th in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 92nd. As a unit they are 71st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 163rd in D-1. Iowa is 322nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 185th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 104.5, which is ranked 115th. They are 208th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 178th. As a unit they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 318th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -2.5
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