Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/5/2020
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue -2
The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 2 point favorites.
Iowa heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 78.9 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. Purdue has an overall record of 12-10. They are averaging 67.2 points per game and surrendering 60.4, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-14-1 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 9-13-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 9-12-1 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
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Joe Wieskamp averages 15.1 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Luka Garza comes into this contest averaging 23.0 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Trevion Williams averages 11.3 points per game while playing 21.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 47%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 164th and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd, and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 276th place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in the nation. Iowa averages 78.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 107th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 83rd in D-1. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 55th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 293rd with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 60.4 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 70th with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 215th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Purdue is 286th in the country with 67.2 points per game this year. They are 280th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 184th in the nation. They are 102nd in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 157th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Boilermakers are 314th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 111.4, which is ranked 11th. They are 114th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 96th. As a unit they are 83rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 175th in D-1. Iowa is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 304th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 102.1, which is ranked 166th. They are 347th in D-1 in pace with 64 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 282nd. As a unit they are 311th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 209th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Purdue -2
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