Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 1/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
TV: Youtube TV
The Indiana Hoosiers (10-3) are headed to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday where they will meet the Iowa Hawkeyes (8-6).
The Indiana Hoosiers faced Kennesaw State and took home the win by a score of 69-55 in their last game. Indiana finished the contest with a 50.0% FG percentage (23 out of 46) and buried 7 out of their 18 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Hoosiers made 16 of 26 tries for a percentage of 61.5%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 assists for this contest as well as forcing 8 turnovers and having 2 steals. Concerning defending, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 32.7% from the field on 18 of 55 shooting. Kennesaw State doled out 13 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. In addition, Kennesaw State snagged 26 rebounds (4 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Kennesaw State walked away from this one shooting 60.0% when shooting free throws by converting 9 of 15 tries. They converted 10 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Hoosiers ended up with 15 while Kennesaw State recorded 22 fouls.
Tamar Bates is someone who had an impact in the game. He ended up shooting 58.3% from the field and earned 2 dimes. He played 31 mins played and also pulled down 2 rebounds. He walked away with 19 points on 7 out of 12 shooting.
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Indiana will take the court with a win-loss record of 10-3 for the campaign. They have an average of 80.1 points per contest (37th in D-1) while shooting 50.7% from the floor. The Hoosiers are hitting 36.5% on 3-point shots (92 of 252) and 69.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Indiana is grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 225 assists on the season, which has them ranked 59th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 12.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.7 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Hoosiers are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per game and they draw 17.5 fouls. They concede 32.5% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 94th in college basketball in opponents points per game (65.3). The Hoosiers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.7% (306 of 770) and they relinquish 32.4 boards per game as a unit. They rank 57th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 151 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa Hawkeyes took a defeat with a final score of 83-79 against Penn State. The Hawkeyes recorded 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 32 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 3 steals in this game. Penn State committed 19 fouls in the matchup which took the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.7%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Iowa knocked down 7 of 25 tries (28.0%). When all was said and done, the Hawkeyes finished 28 out of 63 from the field which had them shooting 44.4%. The Hawkeyes permitted Penn State to make 30 of 55 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 54.5% in this matchup. They finished 47.4% from beyond the arc by shooting 9 out of 19 and ended up shooting 14 out of 16 from the charity stripe (87.5%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Iowa permitted Penn State to grab 27 overall (1 on the offensive glass).
Kris Murray was important for the Hawkeyes in the game. He converted 12 of 20 for this contest giving him a rate of 60.0%, and had 9 rebounds. He earned 32 points in his 40 mins of playing time and totaled 3 dimes for this contest.
Iowa has a win-loss record of 8-6 on the campaign. The Hawkeyes are committing 13.9 fouls per contest and they go 71.6% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 16.9 times per contest (20th in the nation) and they turn it over 9.9 times per game. Iowa has totaled 1,135 points for the season (81.1 per contest) and they average 39.5 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Hawkeyes are shooting 44.6% from the field, which ranks them 176th in the country.
The Iowa defense gives up 31.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (92 of 289) and opponents are knocking down 73.8% of their free throw shots. They give up 13.4 dimes and 36.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 238th and 290th in college basketball. The Hawkeyes on defense are ranked 245th in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.4. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (268th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Iowa
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