The Iowa Hawkeyes are having a great second half in conference play. They can add to that success if they could defeat the Indiana Hoosiers for the second time this season this coming Friday. It’s a different story for Indiana, which is set to embark on the toughest stretch of its schedule. The Hawkeyes are +10,000 to win the national title, while the Hoosiers are +12,500 to be the last team standing in the nation.
Betting Preview for the Indiana Hoosiers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes College Basketball Game on February 22, 2019
Where: Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City
When: Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Indiana Hoosiers (13-12 Overall / 4-10 Conference)
It’s been mostly a miserable season for the Hoosiers. Or perhaps a tale of two halves would better describe the team’s campaign. After starting the season like a house on fire by winning 12 of their first 14 games, the Hoosiers have now lost 10 of their last 11 games. That stretch includes Indiana’s 84-63 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the road. One of the biggest culprits of Indiana’s downfall is the team’s offense that hasn’t clicked of late. Indiana is averaging 71.2 points per game but has put up just 62.3 over its last three outings. In the Minnesota game, the Hoosiers shot just 37.7 percent from the field and hit just two of 17 attempts from distance. Still, the Hoosiers can’t be taken lightly by the Hawkeyes, who survived the Hoosiers in a 77-72 win in Bloomington on Feb. 7. In that game, the pair of Romeo Langford and Juwan Morgan posed big headaches for Iowa. Langord had 22 points against the Hawkeyes, while Morgan had 17 points.
Indiana is 3-1 straight up (SU) and 2-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last four road games against the Hawkeyes.
Betting on the Iowa Hawkeyes (20-5 Overall / 9-5 Conference)
Iowa is on a roll. Pending a meeting with the Maryland Terrapins this Thursday, the Hawkeyes have won all of their last four games, including a thrig 71-69 road win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights last Saturday that wouldn’t have been possible if it were not for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Joe Wieskamp. While Wieskamp was considered the hero of that game, it was the pair of Jordan Bohannon and Isaiah Moss, who did most of the heavy lifting for the Hawkeyes. Bohannon had 18 points while Moss chipped in 17. Bohannon is eyeing to be just as effective against Indiana, which he pummeled for 25 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the field and 5-for-8 from deep in the first meeting. Meanwhile, Tyler Cook, who leads the team this season in points (16.3) and rebounds (8.1) stuffed the stat sheets in that game with 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 37 minutes of action.
Iowa is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 home games against Indiana.
Iowa wins, 79-71.
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