Gonzaga vs. Iowa - 3/22/15 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (22-11) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (33-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm (KeyArena)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Sunday in Seattle in a second round game of the NCAA Tournament.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 33-2 this season and the earned their spot in this game with a 10-point win over Iowa. Gonzaga is averaging 79.3 points and they are shooting 53.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Kyle Wiltjer leads the Zags averaging 16.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Kevin Pangos is averaging 11.7 points and 5.0 assists, Przemek Karnowski is averaging 11 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Byron Wesley is averaging 10.7 points. Gonzaga is 8-0 in neutral site games and 16-1 in games outside of the West Coast Conference.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes are 22-11 this season and they earned their spot in this game with a blowout win over Davidson on Friday. Iowa is averaging 69.8 points and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Aaron White leads the Hawkeyes averaging 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 12.2 points and 6.4 rebounds, Gabriel Olaseni is averaging 8.2 points, and Mie Gesell is averaging 7.4 points. Iowa is 1-3 in neutral site games and 10-5 against teams outside of the Big Ten.
Gonzaga is 2-6-1 against the spread in neutral site games, 1-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 25-10-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Iowa is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games, and 3-1-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The total is set at 136.5 and I see both of these teams scoring big number and the over is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.