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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes travelling to Northwestern Sunday to take on the Wildcats.
This season, the Wildcats are 10-6 overall and 7-6 ATS ATS, while the Hawkeyes are 11-5 and 7-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northwestern boasts a 7-3 on the OU, and Iowa is 5-7.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 50-rated Iowa taking on the No. 202-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-72 win for the Hawkeyes on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northwestern's No. 249-rated squad against Iowa's No. 28-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northwestern rates No. 23 in the country with 8.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 224 nationally with 5.8 per match.
Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.7 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 262 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Iowa was a 62-59 loser at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Zach McCabe scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawkeyes to a win (they lost 62-59 to Michigan State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday).
Northwestern won its last outing, a 70-54 result against Penn State on January 10. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Wildcats got 18 points from Dave Sobolewski as Northwestern ran past Penn State 70-54 on Thursday at Bryce Jordan Center.
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Wisconsin are 7-3
After playing Michigan State are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Illinois are 3-7
After playing Penn State are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Hawkeyes at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
Iowa is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa
Northwestern is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games when playing Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa
Iowa home to Wisconsin, Saturday, January 19
Northwestern at Illinois, Thursday, January 17