Minnesota vs Iowa Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/11/24

Iowa (13-10) vs Minnesota (15-7)

Game Info: Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 3:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

Betting Odds: Iowa -5.5 -- Over/Under: 156 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet in college basketball action from the Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday afternoon. Who comes out on top in this Big Ten showdown? Let’s dive in and find out with our Minnesota vs. Iowa Prediction.

Minnesota Team Preview

The Minnesota Golden Gophers come into this game looking to build on a three-game win streak after a 59-56 win over Michigan State last time out. Dawson Garcia leads the Gophers in scoring and rebounding with 17.3 PPG and 6.5 RPG while Cam Christie has 11.1 PPG with 3.8 RPG and 2.2 APG. Mike Mitchell Jr. has 10 PPG with 2.8 APG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Minnesota so far this season. Joshua Ola-Joseph has 9.5 PPG and Pharrel Payne has 9.7 PPG with 6.2 RPG while Elijah Hawkins has 8.6 PPG with a team-high 7.7 APG to lead the Gophers in assists this season. As a team, Minnesota is averaging 75.7 PPG on 47.5% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three and 68% from the foul line this season.

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Iowa Team Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this one looking to bounce back after an 89-79 loss to Penn State last time out. Tony Perkins leads the Hawkeyes in scoring and assists with 15.5 PPG and 4.3 APG along with 4.1 RPG while Ben Krikke has 15 PPG with 4.9 RPG. Payton Sandfort has 14.7 PPG with a team-high 6.6 RPG to lead the Hawkeyes on the glass while Owen Freeman has 10.6 PPG with 6 RPG as well to cap off the scoring in double figures for Iowa so far this season. As a team, Iowa is averaging 84 PPG on 48% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three and 77.6% from the foul line this season.

Minnesota vs. Iowa Prediction

I’m on Minnesota here. I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees this, but the Gophers have the best ATS record in the country at 19-3 ATS, and even though a lot of that work was done at home, the Gophers have still, for the most part, been able to keep things respectable on the road as well in what’s been a tough Big Ten conference. Iowa always has potential to go off on any given night, but the Hawkeyes have also had a tendency to put up the occasional dud here and there and I think that Minnesota could sneak in and make this one interesting. Give me Minnesota and the points.

Chris’s Pick Minnesota +5.5

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