Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds
Iowa will look to improve on its 16-9 record on Sunday when they host Minnesota in NCAA basketball odds action at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Supporters of the Golden Gophers have watched them go 18-7 and 13-10 ATS on the year, while the Hawkeyes are at 16-9 and 13-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Hawkeyes are 9-11-1, while the Golden Gophers have a 9-11 mark.
Bettors looking to back visiting Minnesota before tip-off in this one found them as 1.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hawkeyes at No. 26 and the Golden Gophers at No. 11 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-75 result in favor of the Golden Gophers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Gophers is ranked No. 20 in NCAA hoops at 39.2 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 14 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 244-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Minnesota rates No. 251 at 5.4 per game.
Defensively, Minnesota features the nation's No. 45-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 83 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 58-53 winner at home against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Andre Hollins scored 21 points leading the Golden Gophers to a 58-53 victory over Wisconsin at Williams Arena on Thursday.
Iowa was a 74-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Penn State. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Roy Devyn Marble scored 22 points leading the Hawkeyes to a 74-72 victory over Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Ohio State are 3-7
After playing Wisconsin are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Nebraska are 0-2
After playing Penn State are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
A few Golden Gophers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Minnesota is 11-2-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Minnesota is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Minnesota is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Iowa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Iowa is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Iowa is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at Ohio State, Wednesday, February 20
Iowa at Nebraska, Thursday, February 21