Penn State vs Iowa Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa -4
The Penn State Nittany Lions head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 4 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 21-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 67.1 per contest. Iowa has an overall mark of 19-9. They are averaging 78.2 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 16-11-1 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 17-11-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-16-1 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
02/26/20 G Myreon Jones Illness is questionable
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/16/19 G Jordan Bohannon Hip is out for season
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out for season
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
02/26/20 F Cordell Pemsl Undisclosed left last game, is questionable
02/25/20 G CJ Fredrick Ankle is questionable
Lamar Stevens comes into this game averaging 17.6 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Myreon Jones averages 14.1 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Luka Garza scores 23.6 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Joe Wieskamp averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 75.7 points per contest, which is 59th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 151st. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 196th in the nation. They average 38.7 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 303rd with 11.6 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 67.1 points per contest, which is 114th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 49th and 113th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 281st, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 85th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 199th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 26th in the nation with 78.2 points per contest this season. They are 96th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 112th in the NCAA. They are 74th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 17.2. The Hawkeyes are 269th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Hawkeyes give up 72.1 points per game, which ranks them 258th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 200th and 128th in those defensive statistics. They rank 319th with 15.1 dimes allowed per game and 172nd with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 121st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Nittany Lions are 89th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.6. In terms of pace they are 66th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 144th. As a team they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 140th in Division 1. Penn State is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 303rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 19th in the country in offensive rating with 110.4. In terms of pace they are 100th in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 91st. As a team they are 75th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 170th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Penn State +4
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