Indiana vs. Iowa Pick
Can Indiana find a way to get past Iowa when the two teams meet up in the Big Ten Tournament tonight at 6:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Indiana is the slight favorite on the road, as the Hoosiers are getting odds of -1.5 points against Indiana. The over/under total for the game is listed at 157 points. These two met one time during the season, with Iowa getting a 96-90 OT win at home on Feb. 21. These two meet today from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Iowa is the seventh seed in the Big Ten Tournament with a 10-8 record in the Big Ten and an 18-13 record overall. The Hawkeyes have won and covered in four straight entering this week and sit at 13-14-1 against the spread on the season. Iowa is averaging 80.2 points per game on offense while allowing 80.6 on defense. Away from home, Iowa posts just 73.3 points per game. Peter Jok is the team leader with 20.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while Tyler Cook is adding 12 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest.
Indiana is the 10th seed today. The Hoosiers went 7-11 in the Big Ten and are 17-14 overall. IU was just 3-7 over its last 10 games of the season and is 13-14-2 against the spread this year. Indiana has averaged 80.4 points per game on offense this season while allowing 73.3 on defense. Away from home, IU is only putting up 72.8 points per game. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 17 points per game to lead the team while Robert Johnson is adding 13.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest.
Iowa isn’t getting much respect today, but the Hawkeyes are rolling right now. This four game win streak has included a win over Indiana and wins over Wisconsin and Maryland. Indiana isn’t a team you can trust. The Hoosiers have come out flat far too often and been unable to get the big wins when they needed them this year. I will roll with Iowa and the points.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA +1.5