Howard Bison vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes host Howard on Thursday, looking to build on their 2-0 mark against the 0-1 Bison in college hoops action at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Hawkeyes sport records of 2-0 and 0-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bison have 0-1 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Hawkeyes and 0-0 for the Bison.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawkeyes sit at No. 217 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bison sit at No. 268 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hawkeyes will win this game 88-61.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bison is ranked No. 313 in NCAA hoops at 29 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 42 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 111-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Howard rates No. 265 at 4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Howard owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 108 in scoring at home.
Howard was a 68-62 loser in its last match at home against Lincoln PA. Calvin Thompson scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 68-62 to Lincoln PA at Burr Gymnasium on Saturday).
Iowa was a 73-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 22-point spread as favorites. Roy Devyn Marble scored 18 points leading the Hawkeyes to a 73-61 victory over Central Michigan at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Monday.
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Bison at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Iowa is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Howard at Wichita State, Saturday, November 17
Iowa home to Gardner-Webb, Saturday, November 17