Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 2/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2022
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
The Iowa Hawkeyes (14-7) will play the Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-8) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers faced Purdue and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 88-73 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Golden Gophers left the arena with 15 and Purdue totaled 15 fouls. They also buried 12 of their 24 attempts from distance. Purdue walked away from this one shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by making 6 of their 8 shots. Furthermore, Purdue totaled 39 boards (9 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Purdue distributed 23 dimes and had 2 steals for this game. With regard to the defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to go 55.6% from the field on 35 out of 63 shooting. They also recorded 16 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When discussing rebounding, they earned 19 with 3 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Golden Gophers converted 8 of their 12 shots for a rate of 66.7%. Minnesota ended the game having earned a 46.6% FG percentage (27 of 58) and converted 11 out of their 22 shots from distance.
Payton Willis is one guy who played a role for this game. He accumulated 24 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 40 minutes played and also grabbed 5 rebounds. He ended up shooting 64.3% from the field and also dished out 10 assists.
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Minnesota enters this contest with a record of 11-8 this season. They are giving up possession 9.2 times per game and as a group are committing 14.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Minnesota is collecting 31.2 rebounds per contest and has tallied 238 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 283rd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Golden Gophers are connecting on 36.2% on 3-point shots (142 of 392) and 70.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 68.9 points per outing (245th in D-1) while hitting 45.6% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Golden Gophers are able to force 10.6 turnovers per game and they draw 15.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 171st in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 259 conceded so far this season. The Golden Gophers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.0% (498 of 1,133) and they concede 37.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They surrender 30.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 147th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (67.8).
When they last played, the Iowa Hawkeyes took a defeat with a final score of 90-86 against Penn State. The Hawkeyes were able to corral 28 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 42 for the contest. They also gave up possession 8 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. Penn State had 23 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Hawkeyes to the free throw line for a total of 28 shots. They were able to make 21 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. When it comes to 3-pointers, Iowa made 11 out of their 31 attempts (35.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hawkeyes went 27 out of 77 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 35.1%. The Hawkeyes permitted Penn State to make 33 of their 74 attempts from the field which left them shooting 44.6% in the game. They wrapped up this game 22.2% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 27 and ended up going 18 of 24 from the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Iowa permitted Penn State to collect 52 in all (14 on the offensive side).
Connor McCaffery ended up being a major contributor for the Hawkeyes for the matchup. He totaled 12 points in his 16 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He converted 4 of 8 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Iowa has a win-loss mark of 14-7 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hawkeyes are hitting on 45.4% from the field, which is ranked 109th in the country. Iowa has totaled 1,738 points for the season (82.8 per contest) and they average 37.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 16.2 times per game (29th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 8.9 times per game. The Hawkeyes are committing 16.6 fouls per contest while shooting 76.9% from the charity stripe.
The Hawkeyes on defense are ranked 237th in college basketball in points given up per game with 71.0. They are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.5% from the floor (214th in Division 1). The Iowa defense allows 32.4% on 3-point attempts (154 of 475) and opponents are connecting on 69.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 14.0 dimes and 36.9 rebounds every game, ranking them 279th and 295th in those categories.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa and under the total points
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