The No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes will look to exact revenge against the Indiana Hoosiers who recently upset them. Read on for more about this game below along with odds and predictions for the winner and final score of Iowa vs. Indiana Part 2.
Betting Preview for the Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers NCAA College Basketball Game on February 7 2021
Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
When: Sunday, February 7, 2021, 12:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Iowa Hawkeyes (odds)
Record: 13-4 Overall / 7-3 Conference
Luka Garza and the Hawkeyes, who will face the Ohio State Buckeyes at home this Thursday, can’t wait to face the Hoosiers again. The Hawkeyes got upset at home by Indiana on Jan. 21 to the tune of an 81-69 score. Although that gave Indiana some bragging rights, it can’t say it totally contained Garza, the top candidate to win Player of the Year honors. Garza scored 28 points against Indiana on 10-of-22 shooting while Joe Wieskamp had 16 points with three 3-pointers on five attempts from deep. The rest of the team didn’t shoot well, though, as the Hawkeyes went 38.1 percent from the field as a team. Despite that performance, Iowa remains a dangerous team on offense. It’s hard to count the Hawkeyes out or beat them twice in a season, especially since they have Garza, who is averaging 26.5 points on 59.6 percent shooting from the field, so far this season. Iowa is second in the nation with 89.4 points per game and 15th with 1.15 points per possession.
Iowa is 5-5 against the spread in its last 10 road games.
Betting on the Indiana Hoosiers (odds)
Record: 9-8 Overall / 4-6 Conference
Things haven’t been in favor of Indiana since defeating Iowa. The Hoosiers followed up their win over the Hawkeyes with losses to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (74-70) and to the Illinois Fighting Illini (75-71), both at home. Indiana wasted a great chance to score a Quadrant 1 win against Illinois, as the Hoosiers went just 23 of 34 from the free-throw line. Prior to that, they were 12 of 17 from the foul line against Rutgers. Indiana has a penchant for drawing lots of fouls, but it also needs to capitalize on opportunities on the charity stripe. Indiana is 42nd in the nation with 19.8 fouls drawn per game and 27th with 25.2 opponents’ foul percentage, stats which explain why the Hoosiers are 25th nationally with 23.0 free-throw attempts per contest. But they might not need a whole lot of free throw to score extra points against Iowa’s mediocre defense. Iowa is allowing 74.4 points per game and 107.4 points per 100 defensive possessions — 11th-worst in the Big Ten. Indiana big man Trayce Jackson-Davis has the tools to make life hard defensively for Garza. He had 23 points and seven rebounds in the win over Iowa.
The over is 3-0 in Indiana’s last three games at home.
Iowa wins, 79-75.
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