Iowa vs. Coppin State - 11/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Coppin State Eagles (0-1) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0)
NCAA Basketball: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Coppin State Eagles and Iowa Hawkeyes play Sunday afternoon at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Coppin State Eagles look to bounce back after losing their season opener to Eastern Kentucky. The Coppin State Eagles are averaging 80 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 53.3 percent shooting. Christian Kessee is averaging 18 points and one assist while James Sylvester is averaging 17 points and eight rebounds. Terry Harris Jr is the third double-digit scorer and Trevon Seymore is dishing six assists. The Coppin State Eagles couldn’t get stops in their opening loss, but it was their 20 turnovers that did them in. Coppin State is a fast-paced team that can put points on the board quickly, but it’s impossible to win games when you’re turning the ball over once every two minutes. Coppin State has lost seven of its last 10 road games.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes look for another victory after beating Gardner-Webb on Friday. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 76 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 31.7 percent shooting. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 21 points and six rebounds while Adam Woodbury is averaging 11 points and six rebounds. Mike Gesell is dishing nine assists and Ahmad Wagner is grabbing eight rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes continue to rely on their defense that forced 17 turnovers and allowed just 22 second half points. Iowa also grabbed 16 offensive rebounds in its opening victory, which will pretty much result in a victory every time. Uthoff has 51 points in his last two games. Iowa has won five of its last six home games.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
Iowa should be able to slow down the pace of Coppin State, as the Hawkeyes force teams to play to their tempo. While there's no spread for this game, I see the Hawkeyes winning by at least 15 points.