At the onset of the weekend, we’ll be treated to a potential Final Four matchup. Iowa and Gonzaga have quickly established themselves as top tier contenders. The Bulldogs and Hawkeyes have posted name band wins with the college basketball odds. Also, do both teams bring strong coaching presences. Mark Few of Gonzaga and Fran McCaffery of Iowa is in the elite class. And then the Hawkeyes bring a national player of the year contender. Center Luke Garza dominates like few other college players. To sum up, this is a real Final Four quality showdown from Sioux Falls!
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Iowa Hawkeyes NCAA Basketball Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Saturday, December 19, 2020, 12 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Gonzaga vs. vs. Iowa TV Coverage:||CBS|
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Iowa Hawkeyes SBG Odds Overview
For almost two decades Gonzaga has emerged as a public online betting favorite. Despite being a small school from Washington State the Zags are a national brand. But Iowa brings Big Ten cache.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Team Overview
Gonzaga is coming off an 87-82 win over West Virginia. So too did they beat Auburn 90-67 and Kansas 102-90. The Bulldogs are 3-0 straight up, 2-1 vs. the odds, and 2-1 over the total Gonzaga ranks 9th in the nation for scoring offense but 290th for points allowed. Namely Drew Timme and Corey Kispert lead the Zags. Both forwards are averaging over 22 points and 5 rebounds per game.
Iowa Hawkeyes Team Overview
Iowa is 6-0 straight up, 5-1 vs. the line, and 6-0 over the total. First in the nation for scoring is a Hawkeye boast. Defensively they’re 149th for points allowed. Iowa’s best two wins were 93-80 over North Carolina and 105-77 over Iowa State. The last time out was a 106-53 win over Northern Illinois. Center Luke Garza is powering to 29.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Guard Joe Wieskamp adds 15.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Against the Line
The Bulldogs are:
- 42-31 against the spread
- 23-14 vs. the line in nonconference games
- 36-29 on the board following a win
- 8-10 with the line at a neutral site
- 40-13 vs. the spread as chalk
- 47-26 over the total
- 24-13 over the total in non-conference games
- 41-24 to the over after a win
- 12-6 over the total at neutral sites
- 44-26 over the total as chalk
The Hawkeyes are:
- 39-30-3 against the spread
- 16-13-1 vs. the line as a dog
- 20-10 on the board in nonconference games
- 23-22-3 vs. the odds after a win
- 8-2-1 with the line at neutral sites
- 38-34 over the total
- 17-13 over the number as a dog
- 15-15 over and under in nonconference games
- 5-6 to the under in neutral site games
- 26-22 over the total after a win
Head-to-Head Against the Spread
Gonzaga won and covered the last meeting that also went over the total
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Iowa Hawkeyes SBG Free Picks
In this situation, Gonzaga brings a distinct weakness to the College basketball odds. Defensively the Bulldogs are mediocre at best. Thus, they try and simply outscore opponents. Iowa boasts the best player on the hardwood in this one. And that should be the difference.
Gonzaga vs. Iowa SBG Best Bet: Iowa Hawkeyes.