Purdue vs. Iowa - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (13-6) at Purdue Boilermakers (11-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Purdue Boilermakers play Saturday at the Mackey Arena.
The Iowa Hawkeyes have split their last four games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Iowa is averaging 69.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 62.5 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Aaron White is averaging 15.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Gabriel Olaseni is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Adam Woodbury is shooting 46.7 percent from the field. The Iowa Hawkeyes are a defensive team that’s allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in three of their last six games. Offensively, Iowa is shooting 75 percent from the line and 31.7 percent from beyond the arc. The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-1 SU on the road this season.
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The Purdue Boilermakers have split their last six games and look for their fourth Big Ten win. On the season, Purdue is averaging 72.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Kendall Stephens is averaging 10.9 points and 1.8 assists while A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Vince Edwards is the third player averaging double-digit points and Rapheal Davis is dishing 2.6 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers have six players averaging at least 9.1 points, and they’re shooting 67.4 percent from the line and 33.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 37.4 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 69 or less points in five of its last six games. Purdue is 8-3 SU on its home court.
The Hawkeyes are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big Ten and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Boilermakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Purdue.
In a toss up game, I'm going with the home team in Purdue.