Big 10 foes will collide when the Indiana Hoosiers (15-8, 5-7 Big 10) take on the No. 21 Iowa Hawkeyes (17-7, 8-5 Big 10) at Assembly Hall. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
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In the Hawkeyes’ last contest, they had no trouble getting past the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 96-72. Joe Wieskamp was the top scorer from either team with 30 points on 10-for-15 shooting. Iowa dominated every facet of the game. They had a solid turnover percentage of 9.1 (better than their season average of 14.7) and a free throw rate of 0.208 (matching their season average). Nebraska had marks of 14.3 and 0.167, respectively, for those same stats.
The Hoosiers are trying to rebound after their 74-62 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers in their last matchup. Trayce Jackson-Davis was the game’s leading scorer with 16 points on 4-for-9 shooting. Purdue’s free throw rate was their largest strength over Indiana. The Boilermakers had a rate of 0.308 (above their season average of 0.161), while the Hoosiers posted a mark of 0.216 (below their season average of 0.290).
A focal point for the Indiana offense is getting to the free throw line. The Hoosiers rank 19th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.287), but Iowa is among the best in the country at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking 59th by yielding a FTA rate of 0.186). Moreover, the Hawkeyes, who rank 41st in offensive rebounding percentage (33.1 percent), will square off against the Hoosiers, who rank 28th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.2 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Hawkeyes won both contests last season. In the last contest, Iowa won 76-70. The Hawkeyes dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.274 and a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 37.5. For those same stats, the Hoosiers had marks of 0.190 and 29.5, respectively.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers ATS Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Iowa, ATS Winner – Iowa, O/U – Under
The Hoosiers rank 40th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Hawkeyes rank 123rd in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
Iowa ranks 106th in three pointers attempted per game (23.3) while Indiana ranks 277th (16.8).
The Hawkeyes rank fourth in assists per game (17.8) while the Hoosiers rank 135th (13.3).
Indiana ranks 25th in rebounds allowed per game (31.0) while Iowa ranks 135th (34.7).
The Hoosiers have been outscored by an average of 6.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Indiana has defeated opponents by an average of 5.5 points.
During their last five games, the Hawkeyes have scored an average of 75.2 points per game (3.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.0 points per game (5.3 above their season average).