SIUE Cougars at Iowa Hawkeyes Free Prediction 11/08/19

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The Iowa Hawkeyes will commence their season on their home court when they clash with the SIUE Cougars (1-0) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 8, 2019.

SIUE Cougars at Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Odds

The Cougars beat the Quincy Hawks in their last contest, 61-52. Cameron Williams was SIUE’s leading scorer with 17 points on 4-for-10 shooting. The Cougars had a much better turnover percentage (20.6 vs. 30.8) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.1 vs. 28.6).

After a 19-10 regular season campaign, Iowa went to the tournament as a 10 seed in the tournament last season. They reached the Second Round, where the Tennessee Volunteers defeated them.

Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes owned records of 19-10 SU and 12-15-2 ATS last season. Games featuring the Hawkeyes finished over the projected point total 69.0 percent of the time.

The high-octane offense of Iowa will clash against the bottom-tier defense of SIUE. Dating back to last season, the Hawkeyes rank 40th in offensive efficiency, while the Cougars were 321st in defensive efficiency. The Hawkeyes should have the edge on that side of the ball.

SIUE Cougars at Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Iowa, ATS Winner – Iowa, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Iowa averages 15.5 assists per game, which ranks 33rd in the nation. SIUE ranks 268th in assists allowed per game (15.0).
  • The Hawkeyes rank 149th in blocks per game (3.2) while the Cougars rank 233rd (2.3).
  • Iowa averages 6.0 steals per game, which ranks 172nd in the country. SIUE ranks 231st in steals allowed per game (7.1).
  • The Cougars rank 147th in three pointers allowed per game (22.0) while the Hawkeyes rank 267th (24.7).
  • Iowa ranks 152nd in rebounds allowed per game (34.8) while SIUE ranks 263rd (37.4).