Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions - 2/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Penn State Nittany Lions (11-11) at Iowa Hawkeyes (17-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions will travel to play the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten game on Wednesday.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 17-4 (8-1) and are coming off of a win against Northwestern by a score of 85-71. Iowa has won 10 of their last 11 games and is currently tied for 1st in the Big Ten standings. Iowa’s only conference loss came at Maryland by 6 points. Iowa is averaging 81.2 points per game while giving up 68.4 points per game. Iowa is also averaging 38.1 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 18.6 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for Iowa. Peter Jok is averaging 15.3 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is shooting 72.9% on free throws, 39.8% on three-pointers, and 46.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-11 (2-7) and are coming off of a loss to Michigan by a score of 79-72. Penn State has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 11th in the Big Ten. Penn State has conference wins against Northwestern and Minnesota. Penn State is averaging 66 points per game while giving up 69 points per game. Penn State is also averaging 34.7 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 16.3 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Penn State. Shep Garner is averaging 13.9 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for the Nittany Lions. Penn State is shooting 69.5% on free throws, 29.9% on three-pointers, and 41.3% on all field goal attempts.
Penn State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. Penn State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Penn State’s last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Iowa is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. Iowa is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The over is 4-1 in Iowa’s last 5 games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Iowa has been playing great basketball this season and should have no problems getting the victory here. Penn State has struggled, but has only lost 2 Big Ten games by more than 20 points. With Iowa being at home and playing the way they are, I am picking them to win big.