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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAA College Hoops Odds

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Louis Brown Athletic Center Thursday as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights look to beat the odds vs the Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rutgers Scarlet Knights betting line as 21-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights sport a record of 6-13 and 6-9 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Iowa Hawkeyes have 14-3 and 10-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-6 for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and 8-7-1 for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 293 and the Iowa Hawkeyes sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Iowa is ranked No. 78 in NCAA basketball at 38.47 per game. Contrast that with Rutgers's No. 195 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rutgers is the No. 245-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Iowa rates No. 26 at 9.06 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Iowa earned a 82-71 victory over Michigan on Sunday, getting 23 points from Jarrod Uthoff at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Rutgers was run off the court by the Boilermakers on Monday as Purdue routed them 107-57 at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Purdue, Sunday, January 24th
Rutgers at Michigan, Wednesday, January 27th

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