To begin with the phrase “Big Ten Cannibalization” is quite pertinent. B1G teams and fans can attest to the supremacy of college basketball’s toughest conference. Iowa is a team that exemplifies this Betting on CBB fact of life. Coach Fran McCaffery’s team has been in the thick of the league race. And has been profitable on the board as well. Yet the Hawks were blown out last week at Purdue 104-68. In the same way, Indiana has big wins over Michigan State and Ohio State when the Buckeyes were peaking. Counter to that is six Big Ten Conference losses.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers
|Date and Time:||Thursday, February 13, 2020, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana|
|Iowa vs. Indiana TV Coverage:||BTN|
|Iowa vs. Indiana CBB odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers Overview
Late on the Hawkeyes have covered only two of their last six online betting matchups. Iowa is now 17-7 straight up, 14-7-3 vs. the line and 10-14 under the total. Iowa ranks 21st in the nation for scoring offense, but a disturbing 245th for points allowed. Also, the cooler has visited Indiana recently. IU has paid in only two of their last seven outings. As a result, the Hoosiers are now 15-8 straight up, 10-13 vs. the odds and 11-12 under the total. IU ranks 145th in the nation for scoring offense and 110th for points allowed.
Both of these teams are likely in the Big Dance to come March. Iowa is in a solid position. By contrast, Indiana has less margin for error. Iowa center Luke Garza is a national player of the year candidate.
Key Hawkeyes: C Luka Garza (23.1 PTS, 9.9 REB, 1.0 AST, 55.3 FGPCT, 65.4 FTPCT, 38.2 3PPCT), G Joe Wieskamp (15.4 PTS, 6.1 REB, 1.8 AST, 45.8 FGPCT, 84,7 FTPCT, 38.1 3PPCT), G CJ Fredrick (11.2 PTS, 2.0 REB, 2.8 AST, 50.0 FGPCT, 78.6 FTPCT, 47.2 3PPCT)
Key Hoosiers: F Trayce Jackson Davis (13.8 PTS, 7.9 REB, 1.3 AST, 59.6 FGPCT, 71.2 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), F Justin Smith (11.3 PTS, 5.4 REB, 0.9 AST, 50.5 FGPCT, 65.4 FTPCT, 28.1 3PPCT), G Devonte Green (10.2 PTS, 2.7 REB, 2.2 AST, 38.5 FGPCT, 69.6 FTPCT, 35.4 3PPCT)
Iowa and Indiana Against the spread
The Hawkeyes are:
- 3-8 against the spread on the road
- 3-4 under the total in their last seven away games
- 5-4 vs. the number in their last nine matchups at Assembly Hall
- 4-5 under the total head to head on the road vs. Indiana
- 6-4-1 vs. the line in their last 11 games as a dog
- 7-4 over the total when getting points
The Hoosiers Are:
- 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games as a chalk
- 5-4 over the total when laying points
- 3-5 vs. the odds in their last eight games at Assembly Hall
- 3-5 under the total on their home court
- 7-3 on the board in their head series with Iowa
- 7-1 over the total in their last eight games with the Hawkeyes
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers Bet on CBB Picks
As mentioned earlier Iowa has been a weak Betting on CBB value on the road and at Indiana. Defense continues to be a problem for the Hawkeyes. Additionally, the linemakers have been catching up to the Hawkeyes recently. Indiana’s record against Iowa is the difference-maker here. Furthermore, the Hoosiers understand they have more resume-building to do.
Iowa vs. Indiana Bet on CBB Pick: Indiana Hoosiers
Iowa vs. Indiana Bet on CBB Score Prediction: Indiana 84, Iowa 72