Rutgers vs Iowa predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa -5
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 5 point favorites.
Rutgers comes into this game with an overall record of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 71.0 points per game while giving up 58.7 per contest. Iowa has an overall mark of 13-5. They are averaging 79.9 points per contest and giving up 69.7, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 12-4-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-6-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-12-1 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
01/16/20 G CJ Fredrick Foot is probable Friday vs Michigan
Ron Harper Jr. comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Geo Baker averages 10.7 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Luka Garza averages 22.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Joe Wieskamp averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 71.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 188th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 67th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 300th in the nation. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 146th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 193rd with 13.3 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 58.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 75th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 193rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 21st in the country with 79.9 points per game this year. They are 88th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 57th in the nation. They are 60th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Hawkeyes are 284th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Hawkeyes surrender 69.7 points per contest, which ranks them 200th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 174th and 76th in those defensive statistics. They rank 279th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 126th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 134th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Scarlet Knights are 134th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.6. In terms of pace they are 251st in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 151st. As a team they are 205th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 321st in Division 1. Rutgers is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 313th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 7th in the country in offensive rating with 112.1. In terms of pace they are 102nd in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 82nd. As a team they are 67th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 187th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa -5
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