Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers - 2/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-18) at Iowa Hawkeyes (19-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -20.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will travel to play the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten game on Sunday.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 19-5 (10-2) and are coming off of a loss to Indiana by a score of 85-78. Iowa has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 1st in the Big Ten standings. Iowa also has a conference loss to Maryland, but has not lost a conference game at home this season. Iowa is averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 68.1 points per game. Iowa is also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 18.6 points per game and 6.4 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% on free throws, 39.7% on three-pointers, and 46.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-18 (0-12) and are coming off of a loss to Michigan by a score of 82-74. Minnesota has lost 13 games in a row and is currently tied for last in the Big Ten standings. Minnesota is averaging 69.3 points per game while giving up 74.5 points per game. Minnesota is also averaging 33.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Nate Mason is averaging 13.7 points per game and 4.5 assists per game for Minnesota. Joey King is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Golden Gophers. Minnesota is shooting 70.5% on free throws, 31.2% on three-pointers, and 41.4% on all field goal attempts.
Minnesota is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games. Minnesota is 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games. The over is 5-1 in Minnesota’s last 6 road games. Iowa is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. Iowa is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games. The over is 5-1 in Iowa’s last 6 home games. The under is 7-3 in these two teams last 10 meetings.
Minnesota has been very bad in conference play this season and will be on the road in this game. Iowa is having a very good year and will be looking to get back into the win column. I think Iowa will win this game easily, but I am picking Minnesota to keep it closer than 20.