Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 2/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Penn State (+11.5)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena is the venue where and the Iowa Hawkeyes (16-6) will take on the Penn State Nittany Lions (7-11) on Sunday. Penn State opens this game as 11.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 156.5.
Penn State enters this one with a win-loss mark of 7-11 for the year. They average 73.0 points per contest (142nd in Division 1) while going 41.3% from the field. The Nittany Lions are shooting 34.4% on three-point attempts (157 of 457) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Penn State is snagging 35.8 rebounds per contest and has earned 231 dimes for the season, which is 200th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.6 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.2 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Nittany Lions are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.0 fouls. The Nittany Lions defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (473 of 1,011) and they surrender 34.4 boards per contest as a team. They rank 235th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 260 surrendered on the season. They relinquish 32.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 264th in D-1 in opponents PPG (73.8).
The Penn State Nittany Lions faced off with the Ohio State Buckeyes and ended up losing by a score of 92-82 in their last game. Penn State ended with a 45.0% FG percentage (27 of 60) and converted 12 of 28 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Nittany Lions knocked down 16 of 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they compiled 25 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 16 assists for this contest as well as earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to defense, Penn State allowed 45.0% from the floor on 27 of 60 shooting. Ohio State distributed 19 dimes and had 3 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Buckeyes collected 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Ohio State ended up shooting 80.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 26 tries. They also made 11 of their 20 attempts from downtown.
Myreon Jones is one player who was important for the game. He racked up 18 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 mins played and also totaled 2 rebounds. Jones finished the game at 44.4% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Nittany Lions was Izaiah Brockington. He had 2 rebounds and also collected 7 dimes. He ended up shooting 45.5% from the field in this contest by shooting 5-of-11 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Brockington was on the hardwood for 36 min.
Iowa has a win-loss mark of 16-6 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawkeyes are hitting on 47.7% from the floor, which is 45th in D-1. Iowa has tallied 1,913 points for the year (87.0 per contest) and they collect 40.9 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 19.6 times per contest (2nd in Division 1) and they are turning it over 9.5 times per game. The Hawkeyes have committed 15.4 fouls per game and they go 72.1% from the free throw line. The Hawkeyes on defense are ranked 243rd in the country in PPG given up with 73.0. They have forced 11.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (79th in the country). The Iowa defense gives up 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc (202 of 580) and their opponents are making 64.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 16.6 dimes and 37.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 330th and 286th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa Hawkeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 77-62 when they played the Wisconsin Badgers. The Hawkeyes pulled down 34 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 40 in this contest. They blocked 4 shots while recording 2 steals for the game. The Badgers were called for 19 personal fouls for the contest which took the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.4%. In relation to shooting from distance, Iowa converted 12 out of their 19 attempts (63.2%). In all, the Hawkeyes finished shooting 26 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.0%. The Hawkeyes allowed the Badgers to make 21 out of their 70 attempts from the field which had them at 30.0% for the contest. They went 38.2% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 13 of 34 and ended up shooting 7 of 12 at the free throw line (58.3%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Iowa permitted Wisconsin to collect 34 in total (15 on the offensive glass).
Luka Garza ended up being a major contributor for the Hawkeyes for this contest. He buried 11 of 19 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.9%, which earned him 30 points. Garza collected 8 rebounds in his 36 minutes played and accounted for 2 assists in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Iowa was Joe Wieskamp. He notched 17 points in 30 minutes played by way of 6 out of 9 from the floor in this contest. Wieskamp walked away from this one going 66.7% from the field while earning 2 assists and 8 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa (-11.5) and over 156.5 points
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