Minnesota vs. Iowa Prediction
No. 16 Minnesota and No. 5 Iowa meet Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA in a conference clash at 2:30 p.m. ET. Will the Hawkeyes cover as a 9.5-point home favorite or is there a better play on the board with the total also sitting at 163?
825 Minnesota Golden Gophers (+9.5) at 926 Iowa Hawkeyes (-9.5); o/u 163
2:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 10, 2021
Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
TV: Big Ten Network
Minnesota vs. Iowa College Basketball Prediction
The home team has covered in six of the previous seven meetings between these two teams while Iowa is 21-4-2 against the number in its last 27 home games. The Hawkeyes have also covered in 13 of their last 18 games overall, are 19-6-2 against the spread in their last 27 games as a favorite and are 9-1-2 at the betting window in their last 12 home games when facing an opponent with a losing road record.
Meanwhile, the Golden Gophers are winless against the spread in their last four games as a road underdog and are also winless against the number in their last four road games. Minnesota has not covered in four straight games when playing on the road against a winning team either.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: IOWA HAWKEYES -9.5