Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 1/13/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Carver-Hawkeye Arena is where the Iowa Hawkeyes (11-4) will try to beat the Indiana Hoosiers (12-3) on Thursday.
The Indiana Hoosiers stepped onto the hardwood against Minnesota and earned the victory with a final of 73-60 in their last contest. Indiana ended having earned a 48.2% FG percentage (27 of 56) and converted 9 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Hoosiers knocked down 10 of their 15 shots for a rate of 66.7%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 37 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 assists for the contest while forcing 5 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In relation to defending, Indiana let their opponent shoot 38.3% from the field on 23 out of 60 shooting. Minnesota doled out 6 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. Additionally, Minnesota had 30 rebounds (3 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Minnesota ended up shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by making 9 of their 12 tries. They also converted 5 of 25 tries from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Hoosiers ended up walking away with 15 while Minnesota racked up 17 fouls.
Rob Phinisee is a player who came through for the contest. He walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes and collected 3 boards. He ended up walking away with 13 points on 4 of 10 shooting.
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Indiana will play this game with a record of 12-3 on the campaign. They average 74.9 points per contest (119th in D-1) on 47.8% from the field. The Hoosiers are hitting 35.0% on shots from downtown (99 of 283) and 68.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Indiana is grabbing 40.5 boards per contest and has earned 236 assists this year, which is 67th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.6 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Hoosiers are forcing 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.1 fouls. They concede 28.9% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 27th in college hoops in points per game allowed (60.8). The Hoosiers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 35.3% (316 of 894) and they surrender 32.4 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 33rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 140 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Iowa Hawkeyes took a loss by a final score of 87-78 when they faced Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes snagged 19 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. Wisconsin earned 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of them for a percentage of 57.9%. In regard to 3-pointers, Iowa made 7 of their 20 tries (35.0%). Overall, the Hawkeyes ended up going 30 for 61 from the floor which had them at 49.2%. The Hawkeyes allowed Wisconsin to knock down 33 out of their 66 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 50.0% for this game. They wrapped up this game 29.4% from distance via 5 out of 17 and ended up shooting 16 of 23 from the free throw line (69.6%). Concerning team rebounding, Iowa allowed Wisconsin to get 38 in total (11 offensive).
Keegan Murray was important for the Hawkeyes for this contest. He earned 27 points in his 35 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to get an assist. He knocked down 10 of 16 in this matchup for a rate of 62.5%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Iowa has a mark of 11-4 for the year. The Hawkeyes are committing 16.1 fouls per game and they shoot 77.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 17.5 times per game (16th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 8.7 times per game. Iowa has totaled 1,301 points this season (86.7 per game) and they average 36.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Hawkeyes are shooting 48.0% from the field, which ranks them 32nd in D-1.
The Iowa defense gives up 32.3% on shots from distance (113 of 350) and their opponents are converting on 71.7% of their free throw shots. They surrender 13.9 assists and 36.0 rebounds per game, which is ranked 271st and 250th in college hoops. The Hawkeyes are ranked 251st in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 71.6. They are able to force 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the field (211th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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