Iowa vs. Purdue - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Purdue Boilermakers (15-14) at Iowa Hawkeyes (20-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -5.5 -- Over/Under: 142
The Purdue Boilermakers and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Purdue Boilermakers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 67.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Trevion Williams is averaging 11.7 points and 1.5 assists while Eric Hunter Jr. is averaging 10.2 points and 3.3 rebounds. Matt Haarms is dishing 0.9 assists and Jahaad Proctor is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 78.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 43 percent shooting. Luka Garza is averaging 23.7 points and 9.8 rebounds while Joe Wieskamp is averaging 14.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. CJ Fredrick is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Bohannon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won 13 straight home games.
The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Purdue Boilermakers smoked Iowa last month when they scored 104 points, but they're not playing good ball heading into this contest and they lose on the road by an average of 5.2 points while shooting 37.8 percent from the field. The Purdue Boilermakers are also just 2-7-2 against the spread on the road. The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-2-2 against the spread at home where they win by an average of 14.2 points an shoot 47 percent from the field. The Iowa Hawkeyes and the reasonable number seems to be the only direction I'm heading.