Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 2/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
The Indiana Hoosiers (20-9) welcome the Iowa Hawkeyes (18-11) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Tuesday.
The Iowa Hawkeyes faced off with Michigan State and notched a win by a score of 112-106 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Hawkeyes walked away with 23 while Michigan State totaled 22 personal fouls. They buried 11 of their 15 attempts from beyond the arc. Michigan State ended up going 86.1% from the charity stripe by converting 31 of 36 shots. On top of that, Michigan State collected 26 boards (3 offensive, 23 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Michigan State dished out 21 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. In terms of defending, Iowa let their opponent shoot 59.3% from the floor on 32 of 54 shooting. They also doled out 25 assists in this game as well as forcing 15 turnovers and having 10 steals. Concerning rebounding, they earned 32 with 13 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hawkeyes made 19 of 25 shots for a rate of 76.0%. Iowa finished the game having earned a 50.7% FG percentage (38 out of 75) and made 17 of their 36 shots from 3-point land.
Kris Murray is someone who was a contributor for this game. He ended up scoring 26 points on 8 out of 19 shooting. He played 39 minutes and collected 8 rebounds. He finished the game at 42.1% from the floor and also distributed 4 dimes.
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Iowa comes into this one with a mark of 18-11 this season. They turn it over 10.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 14.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Iowa is pulling in 36.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 482 dimes so far this year, which ranks 15th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Hawkeyes are hitting 33.9% on 3-pointers (229 of 675) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 80.4 points per contest (20th in the nation) while connecting on 45.5% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hawkeyes are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are conceding 36.1% on shots from distance and they rank 301st in college hoops in PPG allowed (74.4). The Hawkeyes are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.2% (825 of 1,749) and they surrender 35.0 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 272nd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 417 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Hoosiers walked away with a victory by a final of 79-71 when they played Purdue. Concerning rebounding, Indiana allowed Purdue to snag 44 overall (19 on the offensive glass). They finished 21.7% from distance by hitting 5 out of 23 and ended up shooting 22 out of 33 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Hoosiers permitted Purdue to bury 22 of 63 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.9% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Hoosiers finished the game shooting 31 out of 61 from the field which had them shooting 50.8%. In relation to three-point shots, Indiana made 7 out of their 15 tries (46.7%). They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 83.3%. Purdue was called for 15 fouls in this game which got the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for 12 tries. They turned it over 7 times, while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Hoosiers recorded 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 29 in the game.
Jalen Hood-Schifino pitched in for the Hoosiers for the contest. He accumulated 35 points in his 40 mins on the court and accumulated 2 assists in this matchup. He buried 14 of 24 in the game giving him a rate of 58.3%, and had 7 rebounds.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 20-9 for the year. As an offensive team, the Hoosiers are hitting on 49.2% from the field, which ranks 10th in the nation. Indiana has tallied 2,190 points this year (75.5 per contest) and they snag 36.2 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 15.5 times per game (33rd in the nation) and they cough up possession 12.1 times per game. The Hoosiers are committing 17.3 fouls per game and they hit 71.3% from the charity stripe.
The Indiana defense gives up 32.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (208 of 647) and their opposition makes 69.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 11.4 assists and 32.9 boards per contest, which ranks them 87th and 110th in those categories on the defensive end. The Hoosiers on the defensive end are ranked 106th in D-1 in PPG given up with 67.6. They have forced 11.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the floor (37th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Iowa
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