Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats - 1/31/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northwestern Wildcats (15-7) at Iowa Hawkeyes (16-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes will host the Northwestern Wildcats this Sunday.
The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this game with a 16-4 record and are currently 2nd in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes are coming off of a 74-68 road loss to Maryland. Through 20 games this season the leading scorer for the Hawkeyes has been Jarrod Uthoff who is averaging 18.4 points per game and 6.4 rebounds. Peter Jok is second on the team with 14.7 points per game and 3.2 rebounds. Iowa will try to bounce back with a win here.
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The Northwestern Wildcats come into this game with a 15-7 record and are currently 10th in the Big Ten. The Wildcats have lost their last 4 games with their most recent game being a 76-45 loss to Michigan State. Through 22 games this season the leading scorer for the Wildcats has been Bryant McIntosh who is averaging 15.0 points per game and 6.8 assists. Tre Demps is second on the team with 13.7 points per game and 3.5 rebounds.
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last 7 road games. The Wildcats are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 Sunday games. Iowa is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 Sunday games. The Hawkeyes are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are one of the better teams in the country and should bounce back with a win here. Northwestern started off good but they have been struggling lately. Take the Hawkeyes to cover at home.