The Iowa Hawkeyes and Clemson Tigers meet Friday in college basketball action at the The Arena at Northwest FL St. The Iowa Hawkeyes look to remain undefeated. The Clemson Tigers look for their fifth win.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 96 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Kris Murray is averaging 23.8 points and 8 rebounds, while Patrick McCaffery is averaging 15 points and 5.3 rebounds. Tony Perkins is the third double-digit scorer and Filip Rebraca is dishing 1.5 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The Clemson Tigers are averaging 73.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 61.2 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Chase Hunter is averaging 16.2 points and 4.8 assists, while Hunter Tyson is averaging 12.4 points and 9.6 rebounds. Berlin Galloway is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Hall is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Hawkeyes are 17-8-2 ATS in their last 27 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Hawkeyes last 8 neutral site games. The over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 Friday games.
The Iowa Hawkeyes should be favored, as they're clearly the more talented team. However, this is a new gym for both teams, and we sometimes see the offenses go through funks. Also, Clemson is still psychical and nasty defensively, the sort of team you usually want to grab free points with. This is likely going to be an ugly, slow paced game. Give me Clemson and the buckets.