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Indiana vs. Iowa - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Iowa at Indiana
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Assembly Hall
Bloomington, IN
The Line
Indiana Hoosiers PK -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers meet in Big Ten college basketball action from Assembly Hall on Thursday night.

The Iowa Hawkeyes will look to build on a 74-59 triumph over Michigan in their last outing. Luka Garza led the Hawkeyes with 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting along with 8 rebounds and a pair of blocks while Joe Wieskamp added 16 points with 7 rebounds and 5 steals. Ryan Kriener added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Iowa in the win, while Tyler Cook added 7 points and 8 rebounds of his own in the victory. Cook leads the Hawkeyes with an average of 16.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while Bohannon leads Iowa in assists with 3.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Iowa is averaging 81.9 points per game on 47.6% shooting from the field, 37.3% from behind the 3-point line and 75.1% from the foul line this season.

The Indiana Hoosiers will look to build some steam after snapping their horrendous losing streak with a 79-75 overtime road win over Michigan State in their last outing. Romeo Langford led the Hoosiers with 19 points along with a pair of threes and 4 assists while Aljami Durham added 14 points with 4 threes and Justin Smith contributed 13 points with 10 rebounds and 3 blocks for the double-double. De’Ron Davis added 12 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists while Devonte Green added 11 points with a team-high 5 assists to finish off the scoring in double figures for Indiana in the win. Langford leads Indiana in scoring with 17.4 points per game while Juwan Morgan leads the Hoosiers in rebounding with 7.9 rebounds per game and Rob Phinisee leads Indiana in assists with 2.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Indiana is averaging 72.4 points per game on 47.4% shooting from the field, 32.8% from behind the 3-point line and 65.5% from the foul line this season.

Iowa is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 road games while the over is 19-9-1 in their last 29 conference games. Indiana is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games while the over is 16-5 in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record. Iowa is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

Indiana did a good job in shutting a lot of people up (myself included) with their win over Michigan State and that could very well right the ship on Indiana’s season down the stretch. However, I am concerned that there could be a letdown for Indiana after such a big win and coming home to face an Iowa team that doesn’t usually beat itself is going to be a tough task. The Hawkeyes haven’t had a lot of recent success in this matchup, but right now I still think we are getting a pick 'em with two teams that are still quite a way apart, so I’ll take a shot with Iowa for the road win here.

Pick:
Iowa PK

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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