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Iowa vs. Northwestern - 2/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northwestern at Iowa
Date & Time Sunday February 10, 2019, 6:30 PM (EST)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Iowa City, Iowa
The Line
The Line: Iowa -7.5 -- Over/Under: 143
TV Channel
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The Northwestern Wildcats and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Northwestern Wildcats could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 67.7 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Vic Law is averaging 15 points and 6.8 rebounds while Dererk Pardon is averaging 14 points and 1.7 assists. Ryan Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and A.J. Turner is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern Wildcats are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Northwestern Wildcats have lost five of their last six road games.

The Iowa Hawkeyes look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 81.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Tyler Cook is averaging 16.4 points and eight rebounds while Luka Garza is averaging 14.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Joe Wieskamp is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Bohannon is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won eight of their last nine home games.

The Wildcats are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big Ten, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big Ten, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Wildcats are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Iowa and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Hawkeyes last 8 home games. The under is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall.

The Iowa Hawkeyes beat Northwestern on the road last month by 10 points, and they've won seven of the last 10 meetings overall. Northwestern comes into this game shooting 34.2 percent from the field in its last five games and is losing by an average of 12.3 points on the road this season. The Iowa Hawkeyes are enjoying their best stretch of the season and are winning by an average of 12.4 points at home this season. Northwestern simply doesn't have the offensive horses to hang in a game like this and has put together some real stinkers during its losing stretch. I have to eat the chalk with the Hawkeyes.

Iowa -7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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