Iowa vs. Minnesota - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-9) at Iowa Hawkeyes (15-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Thursday at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers could use a big road win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Minnesota is averaging 73.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Andre Hollins is averaging 14.6 points and 2.5 assists while Maurice Walker is averaging 12.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. Carlos Morris is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Mathieu is dishing five assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have five players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 65.5 percent from the line and 38.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes also need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Iowa is averaging 69.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 62.5 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Aaron White is averaging 15 points and 6.6 rebounds while Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 11.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. Gabriel Olaseni is grabbing five rebounds and Mike Gesell is dishing 3.7 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes have five players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 74 percent from the line and 32.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Golden Gophers are 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games and 25-12 ATS in their last 37 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Golden Gophers are 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Iowa and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been fade material all season and that doesn't change here. The Golden Gophers have been a big letdown all year and won't be able to hang with a decent Iowa squad on its home court.