Once upon a time Indiana was a program associated with college basketball greatness. Gamblers would line up to bet the Hoosiers with Vegas lines NCAA basketball. Because of the recent plight of the program, older gamblers are stunned at the fall. Balanced against that is the fact that younger gamblers don’t know of anything else than Indiana mediocrity. Iowa is one of the top offensive teams in all of college basketball. But their defense is below average and allowing opponents in through the back door. Increasingly the Hawkeyes have dropped in value in spite of straight up success.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
Date and Time: Friday, February 22, 2019, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
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Indiana vs. Iowa TV Coverage: FS1
To begin with Indiana is in free fall. As an example, the Hoosiers have paid in just one of their last nine games. IU has gone over the total in three of their last four games. Starting with an offense ranked 228th in the country does Indiana’s problems begin. The defense is above average at 76th in the nation. Owing to that is a record of 13-12 straight up, 8-16 against the spread, and 9-15 under the total. The Hoosiers are third from the bottom in the Big Ten Conference.
Balanced against that is Iowa’s record of 20-5 straight up, 12-13 against the spread, and 12-13 under the total. Late results show Hawkeyes with just two payouts in their last six games. Iowa has cleared the total in three of their last five outings. Extending coach Fran McCaffery’s team is an offense ranked 29th in the country. By contrast the Hawkeyes rank 220th for points allowed. Iowa stands at fifth place in the Big Ten. Forward Tyler Cook powers Iowa with 16.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Stats to Consider
Few teams have gushed more red ink with Vegas lines NCAA basketball as a road dog than Indiana. As an example, the Hoosiers have paid in just four of their last 16 games getting points away from home. Five of their last six in that role have gone over the total. Despite their problems with value most of this season Iowa has improved as a home chalk. Three payouts in their last five laying points at Carver Hawkeye Arena catches attention. Iowa has stayed under the total in five of their last seven in that situation.
Team vs. Team
Overall Indiana has had the offshore betting sportsbook advantage in their series with Iowa. To show the Hoosiers have covered five of their last seven games with the Hawkeyes. Six of the last seven between these teams went over the total. However, Carver Hawkeye Arena has provided Iowa with a strong edge against Indiana. Nine payouts in their last 12 on home court against the Hoosiers makes for an imposing Iowa profit.
Matchup to Watch
On the whole Iowa has the big Vegas lines NCAA basketball advantage with Tyler Cook. Furthermore, Indiana has been far too inept to rate a recommendation.
Iowa vs. Indiana NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
In this situation Iowa is the better pick.
Iowa vs. Indiana NCAA Betting Online Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa vs. Indiana NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Iowa 81, Indiana 68
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