Expect a shootout when the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-2, 0-1 Big 10) and the Indiana Hoosiers (4-4, 0-1 Big 10) go head-to-head at Assembly Hall. Indiana is a 4.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 151 points. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers Betting Preview
The Hawkeyes were beaten by the Penn State Nittany Lions in their last contest, 77-73. Iowa’s Tyler Cook had a good performance, leading both teams in scoring with 23 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Penn State forced the Hawkeyes into a turnover percentage of 21.9 (above their season average of 15.8). Iowa, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.236 vs. 0.141).
The last time the Hoosiers played, they were topped by the Michigan Wolverines, 69-55. Juwan Morgan was the games high scorer with 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Michigan held the Hoosiers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.418 (below their season average of 0.561). Indiana, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.164 vs. 0.109).
The offensive glass could be a major edge for Indiana in this matchup. Since last season, the Hoosiers rank 23rd in offensive rebounding percentage (35.7 percent), while Iowa ranks 312th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.9 percent).
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Iowa games have gone under 60.0 percent of the time, while games featuring Indiana have gone over 75.0 percent of the time. The Hawkeyes hold the significant advantage straight up (SU) (3-2 vs. 4-4), but the Hoosiers have been better against the spread (ATS) (2-5-1 vs. 1-3-1).
Each team won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Hoosiers won the last matchup 95-73. The Hoosiers played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.224 and a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.707. For those same stats, the Hawkeyes were 0.092 and 0.515, respectively.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Iowa, ATS Winner – Iowa, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Hoosiers rank 39th in blocks per game (4.7) while the Hawkeyes rank 177th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
- Iowa averages 7.4 steals per game, which ranks 51st in the nation. Indiana ranks 170th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
- Indiana ranks 27th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while Iowa ranks 275th (37.7).
- The Hoosiers rank 96th in assists allowed per game (12.3) while the Hawkeyes rank 308th (16.9).
- Indiana ranks 138th in three pointers allowed per game (20.8) while Iowa ranks 279th (23.5).