The Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0) will be at home in Carver-Hawkeye Arena when they go head-to-head with the Alabama State Hornets (0-1). Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 12, 2017, and it can be seen on BTN2Go.
Alabama State Hornets at Iowa Hawkeyes Free Preview
In the Hornets’ last matchup, they were blown out by the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 96-68. With 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting, Jacoby Ross was Alabama State’s leading scorer. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Mississippi State’s largest strengths. They made 35 trips to the line, while Alabama State went 22 times.
The Hawkeyes come in on a high note after blowing out the Chicago State Cougars in their last outing, 95-62. With 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting, Luka Garza was the game’s high scorer. Iowa dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.404 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.712. Chicago State was 0.164 and 0.426, respectively, for those same stats.
The prolific offense of Iowa will clash against the mid-tier defense of Alabama State. Dating back to last season, the Hawkeyes rank 82nd in offensive efficiency, while the Hornets are 254th in defensive efficiency. The Hawkeyes figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. Additionally, the Hornets could control the offensive glass in this matchup as they rank 37th in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage at 34.4 percent. The Hawkeyes, meanwhile, rank 311th at grabbing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 67.7 percent.
Alabama State Hornets vs. Iowa Hawkeyes ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Iowa, ATS Winner – Iowa, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Hawkeyes rank 43rd in steals per game (7.4) while the Hornets rank 267th in steals allowed per game (7.4).
- Iowa ranks fifth in assists per game (17.9) while Alabama State ranks 315th (9.6).
- The Hornets rank 41st in rebounds per game (38.5) while the Hawkeyes rank 288th in rebounds allowed per game (38.1).
- Alabama State ranks 39th in three pointers allowed per game (18.5) while Iowa ranks 275th (23.8).