Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on BTN, and it’s hosted by the Boilermakers at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big Ten conference game currently have the Boilermakers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 164.5 points.
IOWA HAWKEYES VS PURDUE BOILERMAKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes +13
This game will be played at Mackey Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, December 4th.
WHY BET THE IOWA HAWKEYES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Boilermakers.
- Even though we have Purdue winning straight-up, we like Iowa at +13.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 164.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will Iowa Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
Iowa’s latest win against North Florida has brought their record to 5-2. In their last ten games on the road, which includes games from last year, Iowa has a 3-7 record. Iowa’s ATS performance shows a 3-4 record leading into today’s game. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.
Through seven games, Iowa has an over/under record of 5-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 166.4 points per game so far. The Hawkeyes have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 164 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
Iowa’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 103 points vs. North Florida. Overall, they hit 59% of their shots from the field and went 23/26 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Hawkeyes have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, putting them 59th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 126th in percentage and 239th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Hawkeyes’ defense is ranked 193rd in the country at 75.7 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Purdue, the Iowa defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Iowa made 23 free-throws vs. the Hawkeyes.
Will Purdue Live Up to Expectations at Home?
Purdue has started the season with a 7-1 record. In their last ten games at home, including those from last year, Purdue has a record of 6-4. As of now, Purdue holds a 4-2-2 record against the spread for the season. In home games, Purdue is 3-1-1 vs. the spread this season and 2-6-2 in their previous ten home games.
Looking at their over/under performance through eight games, Purdue has an over/under record of 6-2-0, with their games averaging 151.8 points per game on average. The Boilermakers’ have recorded an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 152 points per game.
The Purdue offense is coming off a game in which they scored 88 points vs. Northwestern. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.3% while connecting on 5 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Boilermakers offense has been good from outside, hitting 40% of their three-pointers on an average of 20.5 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 48%.
So far this season, the Purdue defense has been performing well, ranking 76th in the country at 67.1 points allowed per contest. In today’s game vs. Iowa, the Purdue defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Purdue made 20 free-throws vs. the Boilermakers.