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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Iowa Hawkeyes - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Iowa Hawkeyes at Northwestern Wildcats
Date & Time Tuesday January 14, 2020, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Welsh-Ryan Arena
Welsh-Ryan Arena, Ashland Avenue, North Evanston, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, 60201, USA
The Line
IOWA -5.5 TOTAL 144.5
TV Channel
BTN
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The Iowa Hawkeyes (11-5) will visit the Northwestern Wildcats (6-9) at the Welsh-Ryan Arena. Iowa is coming off an 18-point win at home against a ranked Maryland team. 

Iowa is led by Luka Garza who is averaging 22 points and 10.8 rebounds per game on the season. Connor McCaffery averages 3.6 assists per game to lead the team in that category. The Hawkeyes are averaging 79.6 points per game and allowing 69.4 points against. Iowa is shooting 45.3 percent from the floor and bring down an average of 39.2 rebounds per game.

Northwestern is coming off a home win against Nebraska after losing four straight games previously. Northwestern is led by Miller Kopp who averages 12.8 points per game. Ryan Young chips in with 6.9 rebounds per game while Pat Spencer averages 3.9 assists per game. Northwestern has struggled to score the ball this season with an average of 66.8 points per game. The Wildcats allow an average of 65.7 points per game and shoot 42.4 percent from the floor. Northwestern averages 34.8 rebounds per game. Iowa also averages 7.1 steals per game and could take Northwestern out of rhythm defensively.

Hawkeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Over is 15-7 in Hawkeyes last 22 games as a road favorite.
Under is 13-6-1 in Wildcats last 20 home games.

Northwestern pulled off an upset against Nebraska at home while Iowa pulled off an 18-point upset against Maryland. Iowa can really score the basketball and are coming off a tremendous defensive effort holding Maryland to under 50 points. Northwestern isn’t facing a Nebraska team. This is an Iowa team with loads of talent on both sides of the ball and they’ll find a way to get this win by double digits. Hawkeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. Final Score Prediction, Iowa Hawkeyes win and cover ATS 79-64.
 

Pick:
Iowa '5.5
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