Iowa Hawkeyes at Indiana Hoosiers Pick
The Hawkeyes head to Indiana to take on the Hoosiers in Thursday night college basketball betting action. The host Indiana is listed as a small -2 favorite on the point spread line with the total posted at 148.5 points.
Iowa Betting Overview
Iowa is fresh off a 96-72 slaughter of Nebraska at home in their latest for their third win in their last five games. The total points scored of 168 in the match sent 'Over" bettors to the windows easily crossing over the 158.5 closing line.
Indiana came up with a dud in their last match, falling 74-62 as a four-point home loss. The defeat was their fourth consecutive in a season that is starting to fall apart. Scoring has been a problem, especially in their last three, where the Hoosiers have not surpassed 62 points.
Head to Head
This is the first meeting of the season between these clubs, who last met on February 22, 2019, in Iowa City, where the Hawkeyes needed overtime to get the 76-70 win. The victory gave Iowa the sweep of the two games played in the 2018/2019 season. Against the spread, the Hoosiers hold a significant 7-3 edge over the last ten matches. On the total front, the "over" has been a profitable play going 8-2 over the same span, including three straight.
The point spread action has been close to even with the public leaning to the host Indiana. The Over/Under wagers show the “under” bets coming it at 60/40 ratio.
For the Hawkeyes, Forward Cordell Pemsl, who averages 2.4 PPG and 2.8 RPG, is serving a suspension and will miss. For the Hoosiers, Forward Race Thompson is questionable with a back ailment.
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Iowa at Indiana Prediction 2/13/20
This series has a strong O/U trend with seven of the past eight games going “Over”, but I find Iowa's road scoring worrisome. The Hawkeyes don't play great defense, which is especially true away from home where they rank near the bottom in the nation (78.2 PPG – Ranked 301). Iowa has averaged 71.2 in their four true Big Ten road games, beating only bottom-dwelling Northwestern. Indiana is on a tailspin, but keep in mind that this team at home gave Maryland all they could handle losing by just one point, beat Michigan State by four and Ohio State by 12.