First Four Betting: Iowa vs Tennessee

Iowa has an ugly 0-7 ATS record in its seven most recent games, but they'll get a shot at a March Madness victory on Wednesday night when they take on Tennessee in First Four play-in game betting action at the University of Dayton Arena.

The winner earns an 11 seed and would play UMass at Raleigh on Friday. The game is near a PK, with books like 5Dimes offering Iowa at -1.5. The total was 142.5 over at GTbets.eu.

Iowa lost its past three tournament games SU and ATS, while Tennessee has played five straight UNDERs to end the year.

Iowa vs. Tennessee Trends

Iowa is 1-6 SU, 0-7 ATS past seven games

Iowa lost past three tournament games SU and ATS

Tennessee played five straight UNDERs to end the year

The Volunteers sport a record of 21-12 and 16-14-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hawkeyes have 20-12 and 15-15 ATS marks. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-18 for the Volunteers and 20-10 for the Hawkeyes.

View Iowa Hawkeyes vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

The Volunteers sit at No. 15 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawkeyes sit at No. 107 on the same chart.

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Last time out for Iowa, they were a 67-62 loser as they battled Northwestern at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. Roy Devyn Marble went off for 25 points and added 0 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Northwestern handed Iowa a 67-62 defeat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 56-49 loser on the road against Florida. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Volunteers endured a 56-49 loss at the hands of the Gators on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Jordan McRae at Georgia Dome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 126-ranked offense, averaging 71.33 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 141 at 70.09 PPG. The Volunteers field goal percentage has averaged 44.69% so far, less than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.47% per game.

A few Hawkeyes at Volunteers trends to consider:
Iowa is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Iowa is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Iowa's last 11 games
Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games