Iowa Hawkeyes (23-9) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-12)
March 11, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +7.5 / Iowa Hawkeyes -7.5; Over/Under: -144.5
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The Iowa Hawkeyes and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Friday in the college basketball Big Ten Quarterfinal at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Iowa Hawkeyes look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 83.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Keegan Murray is averaging 23.3 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jordan Bohannon is averaging 10.9 points and 1.3 rebounds. Patrick McCaffery is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Murray is dishing 1.1 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 67.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Ron Harper Jr. is averaging 15.7 points and 6 rebounds, while Geo Baker is averaging 12 points and 2 rebounds. Clifford Omoruyi is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb McConnell is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.
The Hawkeyes are 15-6-2 ATS in their last 23 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Hawkeyes last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Scarlet Knights last 4 overall. The underdog is 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are going to get the love here, considering they were the better team overall this season, and they just absolutely lit Northwestern on fire yesterday. The offense is scary. With that said, we’re getting a lot of points with a rested Rutgers team that beat Iowa already this season and has been kind in the underdog role. Rutgers has a handful of upsets under its belt and only loses in the underdog role by an average of 1.3 points. I’m grabbing the points.