Minnesota vs. Iowa - 2/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (12-17) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Williams Arena)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena.
The Iowa Hawkeyes need a victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 79.4 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Tyler Cook is averaging 15.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while Jordan Bohannon is averaging 13.2 points and 5.3 assists. Isaiah Moss is the third double-digit scorer and Luka Garza is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have lost five straight road games.
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers are still looking for their first victory since January 15. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 76 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Jordan Murphy is averaging 17.3 points and 11.4 rebounds while Nate Mason is averaging 16.2 points and 4.3 assists. Amir Coffey is the third double-digit scorer and Dupree McBrayer is dishing 2.5 assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers haven’t won a home game since January 3.
The Hawkeyes are 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games, 9-20 ATS in their last 29 Wednesday games and 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers haven't won a game in over a month, but the Iowa Hawkeyes are being outscored by 12.4 points during this five-game losing streak and are allowing 52 percent shooting. On the road this season, Iowa is being outscored by 14.1 points and giving up 84.4 points. The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between Iowa and Minnesota. Also, this is the last home game for the Golden Gophers, a squad that has six seniors, so you know they'll be up to end things on a positive note. I'll lay the bucket.