Hawaii vs. Northern Iowa - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Iowa Panthers (7-3) at Hawaii Warriors (7-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors PK -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Iowa Panthers and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors meet Wednesday morning at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Northern Iowa Panthers look for a solid road win to build on their 7-3 start. The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 76.3 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Wes Washpun is averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 assists while Paul Jesperson is averaging 13.1 points and 5.8 rebounds. Jeremy Morgan is dishing 1.9 assists and Matt Bohannon is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. Northern Iowa is allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.9 turnovers per game. The Northern Iowa Panthers have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors look to build on their 7-1 start and play for the first time in 11 days. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are averaging 80.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Aaron Valdes is averaging 18.1 points and 2.9 assists while Stefan Jankovic is averaging 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. Isaac Fleming is the third double-digit scorer and Roderick Bobbitt is dishing 6.6 assists. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 60.5 percent from the free throw line. Hawaii is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.7 turnovers per game. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Panthers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 20-7-3 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Warriors are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 vs. Missouri Valley and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Northern Iowa is a very good basketball team with offensive depth. However, Hawaii is tough to beat at home, has a great crowd and plays a pressure defense that creates turnovers. In a pick em game, I'm siding with the home team.