Minnesota vs Iowa College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/25/20

Minnesota vs Iowa College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/25/20 Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Hawkeyes (7-1) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-1)

College Basketball: Friday, December 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Williams Arena)

The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 162.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Christmas Day in college basketball action at the Williams Arena.

The Iowa Hawkeyes look for another win to build on their 7-1 record. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 95.1 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Luka Garza is averaging 28.4 points and 9.1 rebounds while Joe Wieskamp is averaging 16 points and 6.6 rebounds. Jack Nunge is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and CJ Fredrick is dishing three assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for a statement win to build on their 7-1 record. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 82.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Marcus Carr is averaging 23.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while Both Gach is averaging 13 points and six rebounds. Liam Robbins is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Kalscheur is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.

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The Hawkeyes are 20-7-3 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The over is 9-1 in Hawkeyes last 10 overall. The over is 4-0 in Golden Gophers last 4 overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Iowa Hawkeyes continue to flex their muscle as one of the best offensive teams in the country, and they've been covering machines dating back to last season. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are riding a nice record, but they've had a rather soft schedule up to this point and were absolutely spanked in their toughest game against Illinois. The Barn also isn't that difficult of a place to play without fans. I have no choice but to eat the reasonable chalk with Iowa. 

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Randy’s Pick Iowa Hawkeyes -5.5

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