Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 2/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers (+6.5)
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-6) head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Iowa Hawkeyes (13-6). The spread on this matchup has Iowa as 6.5-point favorites. The total opens at 152.
Rutgers steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 11-6 on the campaign. They turn it over 11.2 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Rutgers is collecting 36.2 boards per game and has totaled 249 dimes this year, which has them ranked 101st in D-1 in terms of passing. The Scarlet Knights are connecting on 34.2% on 3-pointers (109 of 319) and 60.1% from the free throw line. They average 72.6 points per outing (153rd in college hoops) while going 46.5% from the floor. On defense, the Scarlet Knights have forced 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.0 fouls. They give up 31.9% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 126th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (68.3). The Scarlet Knights defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.1% (414 of 984) and they surrender 35.6 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 223rd in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 224 surrendered on the year.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights played the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took home the win by a score of 76-72 in their last game. Rutgers ended the game having earned a 53.1% FG percentage (26 of 49) and knocked down 6 out of their 15 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Scarlet Knights converted 18 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 72.0%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 34 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists for this contest in addition to having 8 steals and 7 blocked shots. In reference to defense, Rutgers allowed the other team to shoot 53.1% from the floor on 26 out of 49 shooting. Minnesota recorded 14 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. Moreover, the Golden Gophers snagged 30 boards (14 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Minnesota finished the game shooting 82.4% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 17 shots. They knocked down 6 of 18 shots from long range.
Geo Baker is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He had 16 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and collected 3 boards. Baker walked away from this one shooting 62.5% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Scarlet Knights was Caleb McConnell. He snagged 6 boards and accounted for 3 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the field in the matchup by hitting 5-of-11 (14 points). Overall, McConnell saw the court for 30 min.
Iowa has a win-loss record of 13-6 for the season. The Hawkeyes are committing 15.5 fouls per game while shooting 72.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 19.5 times per game (2nd in D-1) and they turn it over 9.6 times per contest. Iowa has totaled 1,669 points this season (87.8 per contest) and they snag 40.5 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hawkeyes are connecting on 47.7% from the field, which is 45th in the nation. The Hawkeyes are ranked 279th in D-1 in points given up per game with 74.7. The Iowa defense allows 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (177 of 497) and their opposition makes 65.9% of their free throw shots. They surrender 16.6 assists and 37.9 boards every game, which is ranked 331st and 295th in the nation. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (119th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Iowa Hawkeyes took a loss by a final score of 67-65 against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Hawkeyes were able to collect 30 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the contest. They also rejected 5 tries while earning 5 steals for the game. The Hoosiers earned 19 fouls for the game which took the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 86.4%. With regard to shooting from distance, Iowa made 8 of their 21 attempts (38.1%). Overall, the Hawkeyes finished the game shooting 19 out of 51 from the floor which had them shooting 37.3%. The Hawkeyes allowed the Hoosiers to knock down 23 of their 64 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.9% for the contest. They went 26.1% from distance by shooting 6 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 24 from the charity stripe (62.5%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Iowa permitted Indiana to grab 39 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Joe Wieskamp ended up being a factor for the Hawkeyes in this contest. He buried 7 of 12 in this contest for a field goal rate of 58.3%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Wieskamp snagged 8 boards in his 38 mins played and had 2 assists in the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Iowa was Luka Garza. He left the arena with 18 points in 27 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 14 shooting for this game. Garza wrapped this one up going 42.9% from the field in addition to totaling 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rutgers (+6.5)
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