Iowa vs. Indiana Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Indiana is favored at home in this game, as the Hoosiers are getting odds of -6 points against Iowa. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 152 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Iowa is coming off a 77-73 loss at home to Penn State in its Big Ten opener. The Hawkeyes have lost four of their last five games and are now 4-4 on the season with a 1-3-1 record against the spread. Iowa is averaging 79.8 points per game on offense while allowing 74.4 points per game. Tyler Cook is leading the team with 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while Jordan Bohannon is adding 13.4 points and 4.8 assists per contest.
Indiana is coming off a 69-55 loss at Michigan on Saturday for its second straight loss. The Hoosiers are 4-4 on the season overall and just 2-6 against the spread. Indiana is averaging 75.4 points per game on offense while allowing 75.1 per contest. The Hoosiers are being led by Juwan Morgan, who is averaging 13.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest. Robert Johnson is adding 13.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Indiana has won three of its last four meetings with Iowa, covering the spread in the three victories. Both teams have struggled lately, but Iowa is just 6-14 against the spread in its last 20 road games and 6-15 ATS in its last 21 road games against a team with a winning home record. Indiana is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 home games against a team with a losing road record. The public betting is backing Indiana at home, and I think the Hoosiers will find a way to cover after playing competitively against Duke at home last week.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA -6