The Arkansas State Red Wolves and Iowa Hawkeyes face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Arkansas State Comes Off First Win
Arkansas State lost the first two games of the season, but they looked like better in the last game. Arkansas State faced off against Alcorn State and they scored 100 points on the way to the 16 point victory. Dyondre Dominguez had a strong game putting up 18 points, nine rebounds, and three assists. The offense has been good for this team, but the defense has been a major issue. Arkansas State is averaging 83.7 points while their defense is giving up 90.7 points per game. The defense is ranked 355th, and in this game they need the defense to step up. If the defense struggles, this is going to be a long game.
Iowa Offense Continues to Dominate
Iowa comes into this game with a 2-1 record overall but in each of the three games the offense has been good. In the last game against Creighton, Iowa scored 84 points, but the defense gave up 92 points and that led to the defeat. Ben Krikke had a strong game putting up 24 points, five rebounds, and one assist. There were four different players that finished with at least 11 points. Iowa on the season is averaging 97.3 points while their defense is giving up 75.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 11th, and they are going to need the offense to be good again here.
Shane’s Free Pick
There is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. Iowa is an elite offensive team and they are going to have no issue running up the score. Arkansas State is giving up 90.7 points per game and that number is going to even higher here. Iowa is going to score 100 or 110 points here. Arkansas State is going to have no issue running up the score here. This will be the highest scoring game of the day. Back the over to cash here.