Iowa Hawkeyes at Purdue Boilermakers Free Prediction 01/03/19

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It figures to be a high-scoring affair as the 25th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes (11-2, 0-2 Big 10) visit Purdue to play the Boilermakers (8-5, 1-1 Big 10). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Iowa Hawkeyes at Purdue Boilermakers Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Boilermakers had no trouble getting past the Fairfield Stags 90-57, while the Hawkeyes defeated the UMKC Kangaroos 77-63.

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). The Boilermakers, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.203 vs. 0.083) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (40.0 vs. 25.0). Purdue was lifted by Carsen Edwards, who put up 30 points. Meanwhile, Tyler Cook played well for Iowa, putting up 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

The Boilermakers won the only game between these two teams last year, 87-64. Purdue made 20 of its 33 three pointers (60.6 percent). Iowa, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.102 vs. 0.017). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The Hawkeyes’ Cook has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Ryan Cline has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Boilermakers.

This showdown figures to be a shootout as two of the NCAA’s best offenses square off. Purdue currently ranks 31st with 115.7 points per 100 possessions and Iowa is 15th (117.5).

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Purdue Boilermakers Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Iowa, ATS Winner – Purdue, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Purdue ranks seventh in three pointers attempted per game (29.2) while Iowa ranks 176th in three pointers allowed per game (23.8).
  • The Boilermakers rank 15th in rebounds allowed per game (30.2) while the Hawkeyes rank 87th (33.6).
  • Iowa is fifth in the nation with 1.6 blocks allowed per game while Purdue is 39th with 2.7 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Boilermakers rank 85th in assists per game (14.5) while the Hawkeyes rank 168th in assists allowed per game (14.5).
  • Purdue ranks 17th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while Iowa ranks 99th (6.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Hawkeyes have scored an average of 88.6 points per game (5.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.8 points per game (1.8 above their season average).
  • The Boilermakers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 15.8, up from 9.7 for the season.