Oregon Ducks vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 3/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon (+4)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where and the Iowa Hawkeyes (22-8) will take on the Oregon Ducks (20-6) on Monday in the NCAA Tournament. Iowa opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The O/U opens at 141.5.
Oregon comes into this one with a mark of 20-6 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Oregon is pulling down 31.8 boards per game and has racked up 349 assists on the year, which is 113th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Ducks are connecting on 37.9% on 3-pointers (218 of 575) and 70.4% from the charity stripe. They average 71.6 pts per contest (162nd in the nation) while hitting 47.2% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Ducks have forced 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.4 fouls. The Ducks are giving up a FG percentage of 43.5% (631 of 1,449) and they surrender 30.9 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 257th in college basketball in giving up assists with 342 surrendered for the campaign. They are giving up 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 49th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (64.9).
The Oregon Ducks played the Oregon State Beavers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-64 in their last contest. Oregon ended with a 41.8% field goal percentage (23 out of 55) and made 6 of their 25 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Ducks buried 12 of 17 tries for a rate of 70.6%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled 23 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 12 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to defending, Oregon let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 25 of 50 shooting. Oregon State totaled 16 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, Oregon State pulled down 37 rebounds (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Oregon State walked away from this one shooting 71.4% at the free throw line by converting 15 of their 21 tries. They knocked down 10 out of their 19 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Chris Duarte is a guy who was a major factor for the contest. He ended up scoring 14 points on 5 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 39 mins and grabbed 5 rebounds. Duarte walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in the matchup for the Ducks was LJ Figueroa. He pulled down 3 rebounds in 36 minutes on the hardwood. He finished 30.8% from the field in the matchup by hitting 4-of-13 (14 points). When the game finished, Figueroa didn't record a dime.
Iowa has a record of 22-8 for the season. The Hawkeyes commit 14.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 71.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 19.1 times per contest (1st in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 9.4 times per game. Iowa has tallied 2,515 points so far this season (83.8 per game) and they pull in 39.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Hawkeyes are connecting on 47.1% from the field, which ranks them 52nd in Division 1. The Hawkeyes on the defensive side of the court are 229th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 72.0. The Iowa defense gives up 34.5% on 3-point attempts (264 of 765) and opponents are converting on 67.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 16.0 assists and 37.1 rebounds per contest, which is 328th and 275th in the country. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the floor (74th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa Hawkeyes took home the win by a final score of 86-74 when they faced the Grand Canyon Antelopes. The Hawkeyes corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 32 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 6 times, while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Antelopes were called for 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Hawkeyes to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They were able to make 18 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Iowa converted 10 out of 22 tries (45.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawkeyes ended up going 29 for 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.7%. The Hawkeyes permitted the Antelopes to make 30 out of their 70 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 42.9% for the game. They shot 26.9% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 11 from the free throw line (63.6%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Iowa allowed Grand Canyon to pull down 29 in all (14 on the offensive glass).
Luka Garza was important for the Hawkeyes in this game. He buried 9 of 16 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Garza tallied 24 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist in this contest. Someone else who came through for Iowa was Joe Wieskamp. He left the arena with 5 assists in 36 minutes on the court, and he converted 3 of 7 from the floor. Wieskamp ended the game having shot 42.9% from the field in addition to contributing 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oregon (+4)
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