Bryant Bulldogs at Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Prediction 12/29/18

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The 24th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2) welcome the Bryant Bulldogs (3-7) to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes look to prolong their six-game winning streak. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29, 2018, and will air on ESPNU.

Bryant Bulldogs vs. Iowa Hawkeyes ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Hawkeyes were victorious over the UMKC Kangaroos, 77-63, while the Bulldogs got blown out by the Rhode Island Rams, 97-63.

The Hawkeyes had a much better free throw rate (0.596 vs. 0.125) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.521 vs. 0.430). Bryant, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.162 vs. 0.194). Iowa’s Tyler Cook had a good outing, putting up 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Patrick Harding was a key piece for Bryant with six points and 10 rebounds.

Cook has been solid recently for Iowa, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Iowa could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their prolific offense squares off against one of the nation’s worst defenses. The Hawkeyes rank 15th in offensive efficiency, while Bryant ranks 344th in defensive efficiency.

Bryant at Iowa Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Iowa, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Iowa ranks 36th in assists per game (16.3) while Bryant ranks 221st in assists allowed per game (17.7).
  • The Hawkeyes rank seventh in blocks allowed per game (1.8) while the Bulldogs rank 98th (3.7).
  • The Hawkeyes rank 82nd in rebounds per game (38.0) while the Bulldogs rank 231st (32.2).
  • Bryant averages 29.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 12th in the NCAA. Iowa ranks 151st in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bulldogs’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 15.4, up from 14.7 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Hawkeyes have scored an average of 88.6 points per game (4.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.8 points per game (1.5 above their season average).