Rutgers vs. Iowa - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (14-3) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Rutgers Scarlet Knights play Saturday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
The Iowa Hawkeyes hope to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 81.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 18.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while Peter Jok is averaging 13.9 points and 1.7 assists. Mike Gesell is dishing 6.9 assists and Adam Woodbury is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. Iowa is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won six of their last seven road games.
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights need a win to snap a tough six-game losing streak. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 67.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Corey Sanders is averaging 14.2 points and 3.3 assists while Mike Williams is averaging 11.4 points and 4.2 rebounds. Bishop Daniels is dishing 2.6 assists and D.J. Foreman is grabbing six rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. Rutgers is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost 12 of their last 18 home games.
The Hawkeyes are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Rutgers is flat out awful and clearly has a long way to go before being able to hang with other teams in the Big Ten. Iowa should win this game in ugly fashion.