Iowa vs. Purdue - 1/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (17-3) at Iowa Hawkeyes (15-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Sunday at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Purdue Boilermakers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 79.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 36.7 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 13.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while Isaac Haas is averaging 10.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Caleb Swanigan is the third double-digit scorer and Vince Edwards is dishing 2.8 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Boilermakers are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes look to build on their current eight-game winning streak. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 81.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Peter Jok is averaging 14.8 points and 1.6 assists. Mike Gesell is dishing seven assists and Adam Woodbury is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hawkeyes are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won 12 straight home games.
The Boilermakers are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Boilermakers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Iowa.
Iowa is just too balanced of a team to bet against, especially with a short line. Purdue has the advantage on the glass and has shown it can win on the road, but the Hawkeyes may be the best team in the Big Ten. Take the home team.