Hawkeyes vs. Boilermakers Prediction
The 17th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes are underdogs tonight in Big Ten Conference action at the Purdue Boilermakers. Can Iowa navigate to a win in the tough setting?
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Mackey Arena at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Boilermakers are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 137. As of Wednesday morning, 52 percent of public bets are siding with host Purdue. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Hawkeyes get past Illini
Iowa secured a 72-65 home victory Sunday over Illinois to improve to 16-6 overall and 7-4 in conference play. The Hawkeyes outscored the Fighting Illini 42-34 in the second half after trailing by one at the break. Luka Garza paced Iowa with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-5 at the free throw line. He also pulled down 10 rebounds. C.J. Fredrick tallied 18 points and three boards. Joe Wieskamp added 18 points and six caroms.
Boilermakers edge Wildcats
Purdue won by a count of 61-58 Saturday at Northwestern to move to 12-10 overall and 5-6 in Big Ten action. The Boilermakers outscored the Wildcats 36-29 in the second half after trailing by four at the break. Trevion Williams led Purdue with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also tallied seven rebounds and two steals. Eric Hunter Jr. accounted for 13 points, three boards and two assists off the bench. Isaiah Thompson added 11 points in 20 minutes as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hawkeyes are 5-0-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win. Iowa is 8-2-3 ATS in its last 13 games overall.
The Boilermakers are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 home games. Purdue is 36-15 ATS in its last 51 home games.
Purdue might be the favored home team against a ranked opponent, but Iowa has an elite offense and has played fantastic basketball over the last four weeks. The Boilermakers have had an inconsistent season and a narrow win at Northwestern is nothing to write home about. I'd rather take the points with a Hawkeyes squad that has not lost five of their last eight games unlike the hosts.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA HAWKEYES +3