Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 1/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
The Iowa Hawkeyes (13-5) are hosting the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-7) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday.
The Penn State Nittany Lions took the court against Ohio State and went home with a loss by a final score of 61-56 in their last contest. Penn State walked away from the game having earned a 39.6% field goal percentage (21 of 53) and converted 6 of their 22 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nittany Lions buried 8 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 27 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 8 assists in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and having 5 steals. In regard to the defense, Penn State allowed their opponent to shoot 38.6% from the field on 17 of 44 shooting. Ohio State totaled 9 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. Moreover, Ohio State pulled down 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Ohio State finished 66.7% at the free throw line by converting 24 of 36 attempts. They also converted 3 of 12 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Nittany Lions finished with 25 and Ohio State racked up 13 personal fouls.
Jalen Pickett is a guy who came through for this contest. He walked away with 11 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He played for 40 mins and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 36.4% from the field and also earned 5 assists.
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Penn State comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 8-7 on the year. They turn it over 12.6 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.1 fouls per game. As a team, Penn State is collecting 35.3 boards per game and has accounted for 191 assists for the campaign, which is 278th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Nittany Lions are connecting on 34.1% on 3-pointers (120 of 352) and 72.8% from the charity stripe. They average 66.5 pts per game (302nd in D-1) while hitting 44.7% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Nittany Lions are forcing their opponents into 9.3 turnovers per game while drawing 15.5 fouls. They are ranked 107th in college basketball in allowing assists with 188 conceded for the year. The Nittany Lions defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.6% (358 of 860) and they relinquish 31.3 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 33.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 77th in college basketball in PPG allowed (64.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Iowa Hawkeyes went home defeated by a final of 48-46 when they faced Rutgers. The Hawkeyes recorded 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 8 steals for the matchup. Rutgers was called for 15 fouls for the contest which got the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They were able to bury 6 of the free throws for a clip of 54.5%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Iowa knocked down 6 of 27 attempts (22.2%). In all, the Hawkeyes went 17 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 27.9%. The Hawkeyes permitted Rutgers to bury 18 of 58 attempts from the field which left them shooting 31.0% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 15.4% from three-point range by connecting on 2 out of 13 and ended up going 10 of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Iowa permitted Rutgers to snag 45 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Joe Toussaint ended up having an impact for the Hawkeyes in the matchup. He knocked down 2 out of 3 for the contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and added 5 rebounds. He accumulated 8 points in his 34 mins on the court and added 5 dimes in the game.
Iowa has a record of 13-5 this year. As an offensive team, the Hawkeyes are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which has them ranked 61st in the nation. Iowa has earned 1,511 pts for the season (83.9 per game) and they pull down 36.9 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.6 times per game (24th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 8.9 times per game. The Hawkeyes are responsible for committing 16.3 fouls every game and they go 76.2% from the free throw line.
The Hawkeyes defensively are ranked 228th in the country in points per game surrendered with 70.4. They are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the floor (206th in college basketball). The Iowa defense surrenders 31.9% on 3-point attempts (128 of 401) and opponents are knocking down 70.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 13.9 assists and 36.2 total boards per game, which has them ranked 274th and 266th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Iowa
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