Northwestern at Iowa - 2/28/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Iowa Hawkeyes (20-8) vs Northwestern Wildcats (13-14)
Game Info: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
Betting Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes -10.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Northwestern Wildcats will travel to play the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten game on Monday.
The Northwestern Wildcats are 13-14 (6-12) this season and have lost four of their last five games. Northwestern is coming off of a loss against Penn State by a score of 67-60. Northwestern shot 36.7% from the field and was -16 in rebounding margin in the game. Pete Nance led the Wildcats with 12 points and 4 rebounds in the loss. Northwestern is averaging 73.3 points per game and is giving up 68.3 points per game against, while also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Pete Nance is averaging 15 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game, while Boo Buie is averaging 14.7 points per game and 4.5 assists per game for the Wildcats. Northwestern is shooting 42.9% on field goals, 72.6% on free throws, and 34.5% on three pointers.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 20-7 (10-7) this season and have won six of their last seven games. Iowa defeated Nebraska by a score of 88-78 on their last game. Iowa shot 50% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the win. Tony Perkins led the Hawkeyes with 20 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Iowa is averaging 83.8 points per game and is giving up 71.3 points per game against, while also averaging 37.4 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game. Keegan Murray is averaging 23.2 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Patrick McCaffery is averaging 10.7 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is shooting 46.1% on field goals, 75.5% on free throws, and 35.2% on three pointers.
Northwestern is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The under is 5-1 in Northwestern’s last 6 games. Iowa is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Monday games. The over is 6-0 in Iowa’s last 6 Monday games and the over is 21-8-1 in Iowa’s last 30 games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.
Iowa is one of the highest scoring teams in the Big Ten, but also has one of the worst defenses in the Big Ten. Iowa has been playing very well lately and has risen to #25 in the rankings. I like Iowa to win at home and I expect a lot of points to be scored.
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