Purdue vs. Iowa - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (10-3) at Purdue Boilermakers (13-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Purdue Boilermakers meet Saturday at the Mackey Arena.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 82.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points and 39.8 percent shooting. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 17.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while Peter Jok is averaging 13.8 points and 1.8 assists. Mike Gesell is dishing 6.7 assists and Adam Woodbury is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. Iowa is allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Purdue Boilermakers look to build on their impressive 13-1 start to the year. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 79.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 58.4 points on 34.3 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds while Isaac Haas is averaging 11.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. Caleb Swanigan is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Vince Edwards is dishing 3.1 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. Purdue is allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won 15 straight home games.
The Hawkeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Boilermakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Purdue.
Iowa's win over Michigan State was no fluke. The Hawkeyes are smart offensively, rebound well and are solid defensively. Purdue is good as well but I can't leave this many points on the table. Iowa is one of the better teams in the Big Ten. Take it to the bank.