Iowa vs. Davidson NCAA Tournament - 3/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Davidson Wildcats (24-7) at Iowa Hawkeyes (21-11)
College Basketball: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:20 pm (KeyArena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Davidson Wildcats face off on Friday in Seattle in an opening round matchup in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.
The Iowa Hawkeyes finished the season 21-11 but took an early exit from the Big Ten Tournament making them a seven seed in the NCAA Tournament. Iowa is averaging 69.4 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Aaron White leads the Hawkeyes averaging 16 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, Gabriel Olaseni is averaging 8.3 points, and Mike Gesell is averaging 7.1 points. Iowa is 9-4 outside of the Big Ten and 0-3 in neutral site games.
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The Davidson Wildcats finished the season at 24-7 but lost in the semifinals of the A-10 Conference Tournament which earns them a 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Davidson is averaging 79.9 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Tyler Kalinoski leads the Wildcats averaging 17 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Jack Gibbs is averaging 16.3 points, Brian Sullivan is averaging 12.8 points, and Jordan Barham is averaging 11.9 points and 6.0 rebounds. Davidson is 9-2 outside if the A-10 and 1-2 in neutral site games.
Iowa is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four NCAA Tournament games, and 0-6 against the spread in neutral site games. Davidson is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four neutral site games, and 5-1 against the spread following a loss.
I don’t like the way Iowa played against PSU and I see them being in trouble here as well.