Indiana vs. Iowa - 3/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (19-10) at Indiana Hoosiers (19-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Indiana Hoosiers square off Tuesday night at the Assembly Hall.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look to build on their four-game winning streak. On the season, Iowa is averaging 69.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 62 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Aaron White is averaging 15.4 points and 7.4 rebounds while Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 12 points and 6.2 rebounds. Gabriel Olaseni is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Mike Gesell is dishing 3.8 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes have five players averaging at least 7.3 points, and they’re shooting 74 percent from the line and 33.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last eight games.
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The Indiana Hoosiers need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Indiana is averaging 78.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and is allowing 71.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16 points and five assists while James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 15.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Troy Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is dishing 2.4 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers have four players averaging at least 9.4 points, and they’re shooting 71.3 percent from the line and 41.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four of its last six games. Collin Hartman is questionable with a knee injury.
The Hawkeyes are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hoosiers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Hawkeyes are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I've been backing Indiana for much of the season and it's paid off in a few quality spots. The Hoosiers are down right tough to beat, especially on their home court when those shots are falling. Take the home team and don't mind laying the bucket.