Iowa Hawkeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 1/31/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
The Iowa Hawkeyes (14-6) are headed to Bryce Jordan Center on Monday where they will play the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-9).
The Iowa Hawkeyes faced off with Purdue and took a loss by a score of 83-73 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Hawkeyes finished with 20 while Purdue had 17 personal fouls. They also made 13 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. Purdue finished shooting 45.5% at the charity stripe by making 10 of their 22 tries. Furthermore, Purdue totaled 32 boards (6 offensive, 26 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Purdue totaled 21 assists and had 7 steals in the game. When discussing the defense, Iowa allowed the other team to shoot 61.2% from the floor on 30 out of 49 shooting. They also recorded 10 dimes in the game while forcing 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When talking about hauling in boards, they earned 28 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Hawkeyes converted 17 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 94.4%. Iowa walked away from the game with a 37.5% FG percentage (24 out of 64) and knocked down 8 of their 27 shots from distance.
Kris Murray is someone who was a contributor for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. He was on the hardwood for 24 mins played and also collected 5 rebounds. He scored 23 points on 6 of 15 shooting.
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Iowa will enter this contest with a mark of 14-6 on the year. They have an average of 82.6 pts per game (7th in college basketball) while connecting on 46.1% from the floor. The Hawkeyes are connecting on 33.5% on three-point shots (165 of 492) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Iowa is pulling down 36.7 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 323 assists on the campaign, which ranks 32nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 8.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Hawkeyes are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 295th in college basketball in giving up assists with 281 relinquished so far this season. The Hawkeyes defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (512 of 1,180) and they surrender 36.1 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 33.0% from 3-point land and they rank 210th in the nation in opponents points per game (70.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Penn State Nittany Lions walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-57 when they faced Indiana. The Nittany Lions corralled 18 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. Indiana was called for 11 fouls in this contest which took the Nittany Lions to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 88.9%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Penn State made 9 out of their 26 tries (34.6%). Overall, the Nittany Lions finished shooting 20 for 60 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3%. The Nittany Lions permitted Indiana to convert 26 of their 51 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 51.0% in this game. They finished 76.9% from three-point range by hitting 10 of 13 and ended up shooting 12 out of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). In relation to attacking the glass, Penn State permitted Indiana to collect 26 in all (7 offensive).
Jalen Pickett ended up having an impact for the Nittany Lions for the matchup. He converted 5 out of 11 for the game giving him a rate of 45.5%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. He tallied 14 points in his 26 minutes of playing time and had 5 dimes in the matchup.
Penn State has a mark of 8-9 on the year. As an offense, the Nittany Lions are hitting on 43.4% from the field, which is 225th in D-1. Penn State has earned 1,105 pts for the season (65.0 per game) and they average 35.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 12.4 times per game (242nd in the nation) and they turn it over 12.9 times per contest. The Nittany Lions commit 15.3 fouls per contest while shooting 73.7% from the free throw line.
The Nittany Lions on defense are ranked 85th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 65.5. They are forcing 9.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (148th in D-1). The Penn State defense allows 34.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (132 of 378) and their opposition knocks down 69.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 12.8 dimes and 31.5 boards every game, which is ranked 198th and 50th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Iowa
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