Minnesota Golden Gophers home to Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA Basketball betting action
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
Minnesota will look to improve on its 16-5 record on Sunday when they host Iowa in NCAA basketball odds action at Williams Arena.
Minnesota will face the 14-7 Hawkeyes, who own a 10-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Gophers are 9-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawkeyes are 7-10 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Gophers installed as 9.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 30-rated Iowa taking on the No. 5-rated Golden Gophers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-77 win for the Golden Gophers on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the nation's No. 50-rated offensive output, at 73.7 PPG. The visiting Hawkeyes defense ranks No. 114 allowing on average 63.9 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iowa owns the country's No. 221-rated mark, allowing 72 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 70 in scoring at home.
Iowa was a 76-67 winner in its last match at home against Penn State. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Aaron White went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Iowa over Penn State, 76-67, on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
In their last action, Minnesota was an 84-65 winner at home against Nebraska. They covered the 17.5-point spread as favorites. Minnesota earned an 84-65 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Rodney Williams at Williams Arena.
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Wisconsin are 7-3
After playing Penn State are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Michigan State are 6-4
After playing Nebraska are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
A few Hawkeyes at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Iowa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Iowa
Minnesota is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Iowa
Iowa at Wisconsin, Wednesday, February 6
Minnesota at Michigan State, Wednesday, February 6