Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 3/13/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa (+1)
Gainbridge Fieldhouse is the location where the Purdue Boilermakers (27-6) will meet the Iowa Hawkeyes (25-9) on Sunday. Iowa opens this contest as 1-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 147.5.
The Iowa Hawkeyes took the court against Indiana and walked away with a win by a score of 80-77 in their last contest. Iowa finished the game with a 45.9% FG percentage (28 of 61) and knocked down 14 out of their 32 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawkeyes made 10 of their 12 tries for a rate of 83.3%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they collected 27 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 20 assists for the contest in addition to creating 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In regard to the defense, Iowa let their opponent shoot 47.6% from the field on 30 out of 63 shooting. Indiana doled out 22 assists and had 9 steals for this game. In addition, Indiana totaled 32 rebounds (11 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Indiana finished the contest at 85.7% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 14 shots. They also made 5 of 19 tries from distance. With respect to personal fouls, the Hawkeyes ended up walking away with 17 while Indiana recorded 16 personal fouls.
Keegan Murray is a player who had an impact in this game. He ended up finishing with 32 points on 11 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes and collected 9 rebounds. He went 64.7% from the floor and distributed 3 assists.
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Iowa comes into this game with a record of 25-9 for the campaign. They average 84.0 points per outing (4th in D-1) while going 46.5% from the field. The Hawkeyes are connecting on 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc (317 of 855) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Iowa is pulling down 37.5 boards per game and has accounted for 548 assists on the year, which is 10th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 9.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.1 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Hawkeyes are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They give up 33.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 245th in the country in points per game allowed (71.4). The Hawkeyes defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.8% (900 of 2,054) and they relinquish 35.6 rebounds per game as a team. They are 344th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 491 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Purdue Boilermakers got the victory with a final of 75-70 when they played Michigan State. The Boilermakers recorded 28 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 42 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while recording 3 steals in this game. Michigan State was called for 21 personal fouls in this contest which got the Boilermakers to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to make 17 of them for a percentage of 68.0%. In relation to 3-pointers, Purdue knocked down 8 out of their 24 tries (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Boilermakers ended up going 25 for 57 from the field which had them sitting at 43.9%. The Boilermakers permitted Michigan State to convert 30 of 69 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5% in the game. They finished shooting 28.0% from three-point range by connecting on 7 out of 25 and finished the game at 3 out of 6 at the charity stripe (50.0%). Regarding rebounding, Purdue allowed Michigan State to grab 32 in total (11 offensive).
Jaden Ivey ended up being important for the Boilermakers in the matchup. He racked up 22 points in his 36 mins on the court and accounted for 5 assists in this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 14 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 9 rebounds.
Purdue has a record of 27-6 for the year. The Boilermakers are committing 14.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 70.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 16.7 times per game (11th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per game. Purdue has 2,647 points on the season (80.2 per contest) and they average 38.3 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Boilermakers are hitting on 49.5% from the floor, which is 4th in Division 1.
The Boilermakers on the defensive end are ranked 168th in the country in PPG given up with 68.6. They are forcing their opponents into 9.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (155th in the nation). The Purdue defense allows 33.6% on 3-point shots (272 of 809) and opponents are converting on 72.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 13.6 dimes and 29.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is 268th and 5th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Iowa (+1)
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