Iowa Hawkeyes host Penn State Nittany Lions in college basketball action

Penn State Nittany LionsIowa Hawkeyes
Jan 31, 8:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

8-12TEAM RECORD13-7

The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Hawkeyes sit at 13-7 (10-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Nittany Lions are currently 8-12 (7-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Iowa is 6-10 OU, and Penn State is 7-8 OU.

View Penn State vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Iowa in this one found them as 15-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Hawkeyes and the No. 268-rated Nittany Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-60 win for the Hawkeyes on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nittany Lions rank No. 151 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.8 per game. That compares with Iowa’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa is college basketball's No. 247-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Nittany Lions rate No. 292 with 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.2 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Penn State was a 65-51 loser at home against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs. The Nittany Lions endured a 65-51 loss at the hands of the Buckeyes on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Jermaine Marshall at Bryce Jordan Center.

Iowa lost its last outing, a 65-62 result against Purdue on January 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Mike Gesell scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawkeyes to a win (they lost 65-62 to Purdue at Mackey Arena on Sunday).

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Purdue are 1-9
After playing Ohio State are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-2
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Purdue are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nittany Lions at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Penn State is 4-11-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Penn State is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Penn State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State
Iowa is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Penn State home to Purdue, Tuesday, February 5
Iowa at Minnesota, Sunday, February 3

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