The college hoops betting action continues Thursday, January 13, 2022, with the Big Ten Conference showdown from Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, so we bring you the best Indiana vs. Iowa betting pick, tips, and odds.
According to Bookmaker Sportsbook, the Hawkeyes are 3-point home favorites with a total of 151.0 points. Iowa is winless in three straight meetings with Indiana. Last season, the Hoosiers beat the Hawkeyes 67-65 as 3.5-point home dogs and 81-69 as 10-point road underdogs.
The Hoosiers aim for another big win
The Indiana Hoosiers have gone 5-1 straight up and ATS over their last six games overall. After a 61-58 defeat at Penn State on January 2, the Hoosiers have recorded a couple of nice wins over Ohio State 67-51 as 3.5-point home favorites and Minnesota 73-60 as 11.5-point home favorites.
Sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis leads the way for the Hoosiers with 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. He went off for 27 points, 12 boards, and five blocks in that thrashing of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Indiana is now 3-2 in the conference play, sitting at the fifth spot of the Big Ten standings. The Hoosiers are No. 31 in the NCAA NET Rankings and No. 23 in the KenPom rankings. They lean on a stout defense, allowing only 90.4 points per 100 possessions (11th in the country) on a 35.3% shooting from the field (2nd) and 28.9% from beyond the arc (34th).
The Hawkeyes shoot for their fourth straight home win
The Iowa Hawkeyes fell to 11-4 straight up and 9-6 ATS following an 87-78 defeat at the Wisconsin Badgers last Thursday. They put an end to a four-game winning streak, tallying their second consecutive ATS loss.
The Hawkeyes are undefeated in their previous three outings at home, going 2-1 ATS in the process. Sophomore forward Keegan Murray has been unstoppable so far this season, tallying 24.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game and shooting 59.5% from the field. He had 35 points in Iowa’s last home win over Maryland, 80-75.
Iowa is 1-3 in the conference play, laying at the 11th spot of the Big Ten table. The Hawkeyes are scoring 121.2 points per game (3rd in the country) on a 48.0% shooting from the field (33rd) and 35.5% from downtown (103rd). They are No. 27 in the NCAA NET Rankings and No. 25 in the latest KenPom rankings.
- 5-1 ATS in the last six games overall
- 7-1 ATS in the last eight games against Iowa
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games against the Big Ten
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games played in January
Indiana vs. Iowa Pick
This is the clash of the two different styles, as Indiana relies on its defense, while Iowa leans on its prolific offense. The Hawkeyes are yielding 102.8 points per 100 possessions (155th in the country). On the other side, the Hoosiers are scoring 109.3 points per 100 possessions (70th).
I’m backing the Hoosiers to establish their style of play and slow down things against the Hawkeyes. Indiana will play tough defense on Keegan Murray, while Iowa could easily struggle to slow down Trayce Jackson-Davis.
Pick: Take Indiana +3.0 at -110
The over is 10-1-1 in Iowa’s last 12 outings at home and 13-3-1 in the Hawkeyes’ previous 17 showings at any location. Also, seven of the last ten encounters between Iowa and Indiana have gone over the total, so I have to ride these betting trends.
The Hoosiers will certainly look to slow things down, but the Hawkeyes are registering 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes (47th in the nation). Five of Iowa’s last six contests have produced more than 151 points in total.
Pick: Go over 151.0 points at -110