Northwestern vs. Iowa Prediction
A battle of top-20 teams will ensue in Iowa City, IA on Tuesday night when No. 10 Iowa hosts No. 19 Northwestern at 9:00 p.m. ET. With the Hawkeyes laying 11 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 157, what’s the best option at the betting window tonight?
627 Northwestern Wildcats (+11) at 628 Iowa Hawkeyes (-11); o/u 9:00 p.m. ET
9:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Venue: Carter-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
Northwestern vs. Iowa College Basketball Prediction
The favorite is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams and the Hawkeyes are 20-4-2 against the number in their last 26 home games. However, the Wildcats are 5-1 against the number in their last six games overall and have covered in four of their last five games as an underdog, so I’m not touching the side in tonight’s matchup.
The total offers bettors more value. The over is 7-3 in Northwestern’s last 10 games as an underdog and has cashed in nine of the Wildcats’ last 13 games overall. The over is also 10-1 in the Hawkeyes’ last 11 games overall, is 8-1 in their last nine games as a favorite and has cashed in seven of their last eight home games.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: NORTHWESTERN/IOWA OVER 157