Hawaii Warriors vs. Northern Iowa Panthers - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Iowa Panthers (7-3) at Hawaii Warriors (7-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors 0 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Iowa Panthers will travel to play the Hawaii Warriors in a non-conference game.
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are 7-1 and are coming off of a win against Hawaii Pacific by a score of 83-71. Hawaii was tied at halftime but was able to pull away in the second half for the win. Stefan Jankovic had 29 points and 5 rebounds for Hawaii. Quincy Smith added 10 points and 7 rebounds for the Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-30 and had 13 assists in their victory. Hawaii is averaging 81.8 points per game while giving up 69.4 points per game. Hawaii is also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game. Aaron Valdes is averaging 18.1 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game, while Stefan Jankovic is averaging 15.4 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game for Hawaii. Hawaii is shooting 60.5% on free throws, 31% on three-pointers, and 49% on all field goal attempts.
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The Northern Iowa Panthers are 7-3 and are coming off of a win against Iowa State by a score of 81-79. Northern Iowa was up 9 points at halftime and barely hung onto the win in the second half. Wes Washpun had 28 points and 11 assists for Northern Iowa. Paul Jesperson added 21 points and 1 rebound for the Panthers. Northern Iowa was out rebounded by a total of 30-25 and had 16 assists in their victory. Northern Iowa is averaging 77 points per game while giving up 69.7 points per game. Northern Iowa is also averaging 32.5 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Wes Washpun is averaging 16.5 points per game and 6.5 assists per game, while Paul Jesperson is averaging 13.1 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa is shooting 71.9% on free throws, 42.4% on three-pointers, and 50.5% on all field goal attempts.
Northern Iowa is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. Northern Iowa is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The over is 5-1 in Northern Iowa’s last 6 games. Hawaii is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games against the Missouri Valley. Hawaii is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Northern Iowa is coming off of a huge victory against Iowa State and should come into this game with plenty of confidence. Northern Iowa has had a good start to the season, but does not rebound the ball very well. Hawaii is 7-1 but hasn’t played that tough of competition so it is hard to know what they bring to the table. Even though this game is being played in Hawaii, I am going to take Northern Iowa.