Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-3) at Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -9.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet in college basketball action from Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to bounce back after an 82-57 loss to Michigan in their last outing. Marcus Carr leads the Gophers in scoring and assists with 21.5 PPG and 5.6 APG while Liam Robbins is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 13.5 PPG and 7.3 RPG this season. Both Gach has 10.3 PPG with 5.2 RPG and 3 APG and Gabe Kalscheur has 10 PPG to make up the group of four double-digit scorers for Minnesota up to this point in the year. As a team, Minnesota is averaging 79.7 PPG on 41.5% shooting from the field, 30.4% from 3-point range and 75.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 73.2 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field and 30.9% from 3-point range this season.
The Iowa Hawkeyes will look to add to their three-game winning streak after an 89-67 win over Maryland in their last matchup. Luka Garza leads the Hawkeyes in scoring and rebounding with an average of 27.2 PPG and 8.9 RPG with 1.8 blocks per contest while Joe Wieskamp is 2nd in scoring and 2nd in rebounding with 13.8 PPG and 6.5 RPG this season. Connor Fredrick is 3rd in scoring with 10.2 PPG this season to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Iowa up to this point in the season. Jack Nunge also has 7.1 PPG with 5.6 RPG as well this season. As a team, Iowa is averaging 92.4 PPG on 48.4% shooting from the field, 38.3% from 3-point range and 72.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 73.4 PPG on 41.7% shooting from the field and 35.5% from 3-point range this season.
Minnesota is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Iowa is 21-4-2 ATS in their last 27 home games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
These two already met on Christmas day, and we needed overtime to get well over the total and I think we don’t even let it get that far here. I see a better defensive effort from both sides coming into this one, so I’ll back the under as my free pick for this game but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium pick that you can find here.