Iowa vs Northwestern Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern +5
The Iowa Hawkeyes head to Welsh-Ryan Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 5 point favorites.
Iowa heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 79.6 points per contest while giving up 69.4 per game. Northwestern has an overall mark of 6-9. They are averaging 66.8 points per contest and giving up 65.7, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-6-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-11-1 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-7-1 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-6-1 against the over/under this year
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
01/11/20 G CJ Fredrick Ankle is doubtful
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Boo Buie Ankle is out indefinitely
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
Luka Garza comes into this game averaging 22.0 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Joe Wieskamp averages 14.8 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Miller Kopp scores 12.8 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Pat Spencer averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 79.6 points per contest, which is 27th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 101st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 106th in the nation. They average 39.3 boards per contest and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 53rd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 277th with 12.3 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 69.4 points per contest, which is 196th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 165th and 78th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 151st, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 255th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern is 289th in the nation with 66.8 points per contest this season. They are 246th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 269th in the NCAA. They are 225th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.7 boards per contest and 113th in assists per game with 14.2. The Wildcats are 328th in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Wildcats give up 65.7 points per game, which ranks them 94th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 121st and 89th in those defensive statistics. They rank 303rd with 14.9 dimes allowed per game and 240th with 36.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 37th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 111.1, which is ranked 18th. They are 98th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 108th. As a unit they are 98th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 178th in D-1. Iowa is 314th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 301st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 98.6, which is ranked 241st. They are 280th in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 276th. As a unit they are 247th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 237th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa -5
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