Iowa vs. Northern Illinois - 12/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Illinois Huskies (6-5) at Iowa Hawkeyes (8-6)
College Basketball: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -15 -- Over/Under: 151.5 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Illinois Huskies and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Friday in college basketball action at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Northern Illinois Huskies look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 76.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Eugene German is averaging 19.7 points and two assists while Levi Bradley is averaging 14.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. Dante Thorpe is the third double-digit scorer and Anastasios Demogerontas is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Northern Illinois Huskies are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Illinois Huskies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Northern Illinois Huskies have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 80.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Tyler Cook is averaging 13.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Isaiah Moss is averaging 12.1 points and 1.6 assists. Jordan Bohannon is the third double-digit scorer and Luka Garza is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won five of their last six home games.
The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Hawkeyes last 7 non-conference games and the over is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 Friday games.
The Northern Illinois Huskies haven't looked good on the road this season and can struggle to get stops. The Iowa Hawkeyes are playing their best basketball of the season right now and continue to be that stingy team that plays smart and hard nosed basketball. Northern Illinois will struggle to score here. Give me the Iowa Hawkeyes in a beatdown, as I don't have much confidence in the Huskies on the road.