Penn State vs Iowa Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/27/24

Iowa (16-12) vs Penn State (14-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

Betting Odds: Iowa -7 -- Over/Under: 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet in college basketball action from Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in Tuesday’s college basketball action? Let’s dive in and find out with our Penn State vs Iowa Prediction.

Penn State Team Preview

The Penn State Nittany Lions come into this game looking to build on back-to-back wins after an 83-74 win over Indiana in their last matchup. Kanye Clary leads the Nittany Lions in scoring with 16.7 PPG along with 2.9 RPG and 2.8 APG while Ace Baldwin Jr. has 14.2 PPG with team-highs of 5.7 APG and 2.8 SPG to lead Penn State in assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Penn state so far this season. Qudus Wahab also has 9.2 PPG with a team-high 7.6 RPG to lead Penn State on the glass. As a team, Penn State is averaging 75.6 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 33.3% from three and 74.3% from the foul line this season.

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Iowa Team Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this game looking to rebound after a 95-85 loss to Illinois last time out. Payton Sandfort leads the Hawkeyes in scoring with 15.4 PPG along with 6.4 RPG and 2.5 APG while Tony Perkins has 15.3 PPG with 4.5 RPG and a team-high 4.2 APG to lead the Hawkeyes in assists. Ben Krikke has 14.3 PPG with 5 RPG while Owen Freeman has 10.8 PPG with 6.5 RPG to lead the Hawkeyes on the glass as well to cap off the scoring in double figures for Iowa so far this season. As a team, Iowa is averaging 83.5 PPG on 47.9% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 78% from the foul line this season.

Penn State vs. Iowa Prediction

I’m taking Penn State and the points here. The Nittany Lions have been able to battle in some spots, and Iowa, while solid offensively at home, has definitely had some defensive flaws as well and they’re not a team I’m looking to lay big numbers with. Home court’s important in the Big Ten, but even I have my limits. Give me Penn State and the points.

Chris’s Pick Penn State +7

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