Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 2/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
The Iowa Hawkeyes (17-9) are on their way to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday where they will take on the Northwestern Wildcats (19-7).
The Iowa Hawkeyes faced off with Ohio State and notched a win by a score of 92-75 in their last game. Iowa finished the contest with a 56.9% field goal percentage (37 of 65) and buried 10 of their 27 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Hawkeyes knocked down 8 of 11 tries for a percentage of 72.7%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 26 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 23 dimes in the game in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning defending, Iowa let their opponent shoot 57.1% from the field on 28 of 49 shooting. Ohio State distributed 11 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. Furthermore, Ohio State collected 20 boards (2 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Ohio State ended up going 100.0% at the charity stripe by burying 11 of 11 tries. They converted 8 of their 15 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to fouls, the Hawkeyes finished with 10 and Ohio State racked up 15 fouls.
Tony Perkins is a player who was a factor in this matchup. He left the arena with 24 points on 11 out of 16 shooting. He played 36 minutes and also snagged 2 boards. He finished the game at 68.8% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes.
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Iowa will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 17-9 so far this year. They average 81.0 points per game (20th in D-1) while shooting 45.8% from the floor. The Hawkeyes are connecting on 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (206 of 587) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Iowa is pulling down 36.7 boards per game and has earned 436 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 15th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 10.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 14.3 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Hawkeyes are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. They relinquish 34.9% on 3-pointers and they rank 290th in college hoops in PPG allowed (73.4). The Hawkeyes are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.5% (741 of 1,592) and they surrender 35.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 262nd in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 370 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Northwestern Wildcats got the victory with a final of 64-62 when they faced Indiana. With respect to rebounding, Northwestern allowed Indiana to get 32 overall (3 on the offensive side). They went 27.3% from distance by going 3 of 11 and finished the game at 15 of 20 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Wildcats permitted Indiana to make 22 of 45 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.9% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats went 21 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.8%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Northwestern converted 8 out of their 33 attempts (24.2%). They were able to make 14 of those for a rate of 100.0%. Indiana committed 13 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They gave up possession 3 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Wildcats were able to collect 17 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 21 in the matchup.
Boo Buie ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for the contest. He knocked down 7 out of 13 in this game for a rate of 53.8%, and had 6 rebounds. He totaled 21 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for the contest.
Northwestern has a mark of 19-7 for the year. As an offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 40.8% from the field, which ranks 340th in D-1. Northwestern has accounted for 1,769 pts so far this year (68.0 per game) and they grab 34.7 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.2 times per contest (179th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 10.0 times per contest. The Wildcats have committed 16.1 fouls every game and they connect on 75.0% from the charity stripe.
The Northwestern defense allows 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (197 of 581) and opponents are making 69.1% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 13.6 assists and 34.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 246th and 241st in those categories on the defensive end. The Wildcats on defense are ranked 20th in the country in PPG given up with 61.9. They are able to force 14.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.6% from the floor (40th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Iowa
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