Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 1/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+10)
The Indiana Hoosiers (8-6) are headed to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-2). Iowa opens this matchup as 10-point favorites. The total is set at 152.5.
Indiana will take the court with a win-loss mark of 8-6 on the campaign. They turn it over 12.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.4 personal fouls every game. As a team, Indiana is collecting 34.9 boards per contest and has 202 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 51st in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Hoosiers are shooting 32.4% on three-point shots (85 of 262) and 66.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.6 points per outing (171st in college hoops) while hitting 45.9% from the floor. On defense, the Hoosiers are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 217th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 161 surrendered for the campaign. The Hoosiers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.8% (333 of 797) and they concede 35.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 34.0% on shots from distance while they are 112th in college basketball in opponents points per game (67.6).
The Indiana Hoosiers played the Purdue Boilermakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-69 in their last contest. Indiana wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.9% FG percentage (25 of 57) and buried 3 of 18 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Hoosiers buried 16 of their 29 tries for a percentage of 55.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 30 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 14 dimes in this contest in addition to having 8 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding defense, Indiana allowed the other team to go 43.9% from the floor on 25 out of 57 shooting. Purdue totaled 15 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Boilermakers grabbed 36 boards (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Purdue finished shooting 64.5% at the free throw line by burying 20 of their 31 attempts. They made 11 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is one player who was a major factor in the matchup. He had 25 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played for 27 minutes and also grabbed 4 boards. Jackson-Davis finished 56.3% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Hoosiers was Armaan Franklin. He snagged 7 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 40.0% from the floor for the contest by shooting 6-of-15 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Franklin played 33 minutes.
Iowa has a mark of 12-2 this season. The Hawkeyes are responsible for committing 14.6 personal fouls every game and they shoot 72.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 21.4 times per game (1st in the nation) and they are giving up possession 10.0 times per contest. Iowa has 1,291 pts on the campaign (92.2 per contest) and they collect 41.5 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Hawkeyes are shooting 49.4% from the floor, which ranks them 32nd in college basketball. The Hawkeyes defensively are ranked 245th in the country in points allowed per game with 73.2. They relinquish 16.8 assists and 37.1 rebounds per game, which ranks them 332nd and 265th in D-1. The Iowa defense surrenders 34.2% on three-point shots (129 of 377) and opponents are knocking down 65.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 13.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (97th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa Hawkeyes got the victory with a final of 96-73 when they faced the Northwestern Wildcats. The Hawkeyes were able to collect 31 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 37 for the game. They also stuffed 6 attempts while getting 2 steals in the game. The Wildcats had 22 personal fouls for this contest which took the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 26 attempts. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throws for a clip of 76.9%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Iowa converted 10 of their 24 attempts (41.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hawkeyes finished the game shooting 33 for 57 from the floor which had them shooting 57.9%. The Hawkeyes permitted the Wildcats to convert 27 of 65 attempts from the field which left them shooting 41.5% in this matchup. They went 27.3% from distance by going 9 out of 33 and finished the game at 10 out of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). When it comes to rebounding, Iowa allowed Northwestern to pull down 26 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Luka Garza ended up being a major contributor for the Hawkeyes for this game. He made 7 out of 12 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him finishing with 17 points. Garza pulled down 10 boards in his 24 minutes and added 2 assists for the matchup. One more player that was important for Iowa was Joe Wieskamp. He accumulated 16 points in 27 minutes played via 6 out of 10 shooting in this contest. Wieskamp ended the game having shot 60.0% from the floor while contributing 3 dimes and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa (-10) and under 152.5 points
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