Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 2/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa (-2.5)
The Indiana Hoosiers (9-8) host the Iowa Hawkeyes (13-5) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Sunday. Iowa opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 153.
Iowa enters this one with a mark of 13-5 so far this year. They are averaging 89.1 pts per game (2nd in the nation) while connecting on 48.1% from the field. The Hawkeyes are connecting on 38.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (180 of 467) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Iowa is pulling down 40.8 boards per game and has 366 dimes so far this year, which is 1st in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 9.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 15.2 fouls every game. On defense, the Hawkeyes are able to force 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They rank 343rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 301 conceded so far this year. The Hawkeyes defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.3% (496 of 1,173) and they surrender 37.6 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 36.1% on 3-point shots and they are 281st in D-1 in opponents PPG (75.2).
The Iowa Hawkeyes played the Ohio State Buckeyes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-85 in their last contest. Iowa ended having earned a 44.1% FG percentage (30 out of 68) and knocked down 14 of 32 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Hawkeyes made 11 of their 17 tries for a rate of 64.7%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 20 assists in the matchup while earning 4 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to defense, Iowa allowed 44.1% from the floor on 30 of 68 shooting. Ohio State doled out 20 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Buckeyes grabbed 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Ohio State shot 68.4% from the free throw line by burying 13 of 19 tries. They also made 14 out of their 32 shots from three-point range.
Jordan Bohannon is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He finished with 18 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He played for 37 mins and snagged 2 rebounds. Bohannon finished 45.5% from the floor and recorded 6 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this game for the Hawkeyes was Joe Wieskamp. He collected 10 boards and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 42.9% from the floor in the matchup by hitting 6-of-14 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Wieskamp played for 37 minutes.
Indiana has a mark of 9-8 so far this year. The Hoosiers commit 17.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 66.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 14.3 times per game (115th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per game. Indiana has scored 1,238 points for the campaign (72.8 per game) and they grab 34.6 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hoosiers are shooting 45.6% from the field, which has them ranked 102nd in college basketball. The Hoosiers on the defensive side of the court are 138th in the nation in PPG given up with 68.5. The Indiana defense surrenders 33.5% on 3-pointers (122 of 364) and opponents are converting on 68.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 11.8 dimes and 35.7 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 93rd and 206th in those categories on the defensive end. They have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (115th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Indiana Hoosiers went home defeated by a final of 75-71 when they faced the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Hoosiers snagged 25 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 34 in the game. They also blocked 4 tries while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Fighting Illini earned 26 fouls in this contest which took the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for 34 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 67.6%. When it comes to 3-pointers, Indiana converted 4 of their 8 tries (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hoosiers went 22 out of 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.7%. The Hoosiers allowed the Fighting Illini to convert 22 of 57 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.6% for this contest. They finished 36.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 of 19 and ended up shooting 24 out of 32 at the free throw line (75.0%). In regard to rebounds, Indiana permitted Illinois to get 35 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Trayce Jackson-Davis pitched in for the Hoosiers for this game. He knocked down 6 out of 18 in the game for a field goal rate of 33.3%, which got him 19 points. Jackson-Davis pulled down 14 boards in his 40 minutes played and accounted for 2 assists for the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Indiana was Race Thompson. He notched 18 points in 38 minutes on the court by going 6 out of 9 shooting in the matchup. Thompson ended up shooting 66.7% from the field in addition to totaling 2 dimes and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Iowa (-2.5)
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