Iowa at Penn State - 1/31/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Iowa at Penn State - 1/31/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Penn State Nittany Lions (8-9) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (14-6)

Game Info: Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)

Betting Odds: Penn State Nittany Lions +4 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to play the Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big Ten game on Monday night.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 14-6 (4-5) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Iowa is coming off of a loss against Purdue by a score of 83-73. Iowa allowed their opponent to shoot 61.2% from the field and gave up 13 made three pointers in the game. Kris Murray led the Hawkeyes with 23 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. Iowa is averaging 82.6 points per game and is giving up 70.1 points per game against, while also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game. Keegan Murray is averaging 22.4 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game, while Patrick McCaffery is averaging 10.8 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is shooting 46.1% on field goals, 77.1% on free throws, and 33.5% on three pointers.

The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-9 (3-6) this season and have lost three games in a row. Penn State lost to Indiana by a score of 74-57 in their last game. Penn State allowed their opponent to shoot 51% from the field and turned the ball over 14 times in the game. Jalen Pickett led the Nittany Lions with 14 points and 5 assists in the loss. Penn State is averaging 65 points per game and is giving up 65.5 points per game against, while also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Jalen Pickett is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.4 assists per game, while Seth Lundy is averaging 13.2 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Nittany Lions. Penn State is shooting 43.4% on field goals, 73.7% on free throws, and 33.7% on three pointers.

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Iowa is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Monday games. The under is 10-3 in Iowa’s last 13 road games. Penn State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 9-2 in Penn State’s last 11 Monday games. The home team is 6-2-2 ATS in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.

Iowa started the season very strong, but has struggled in conference play. Penn State has lost three games in a row and has had some issues on the offensive end of the court this season. Iowa is one of the highest scoring teams in the conference, shoots the ball better, and has a slight rebounding advantage. Iowa defeated Penn State 68-51 two games ago and Iowa should win again here. I am taking Iowa in this matchup.

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