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NCAA hoops odds preview - Indiana vs. Iowa

Indiana HoosiersIowa Hawkeyes
Dec 31, 4:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

12-1TEAM RECORD11-2

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be trying to slam the Indiana Hoosiers on Monday when the teams tip off at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in college betting action.

Supporters of the Hoosiers have watched them go 12-1 and 8-3 ATS on the year, while the Hawkeyes are at 11-2 and 6-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hawkeyes are 4-5, while the Hoosiers have a 5-3-1 mark.

View Indiana vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Hawkeyes installed as 5.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 46 (Hawkeyes) and the No. 8 (Hoosiers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 102-87 result in favor of the Hoosiers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa has the nation's No. 46-rated offensive output, at 76.9 PPG. The visiting Hoosiers defense ranks No. 48 allowing on average 59.2 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 45.1% so far, less than the Hoosiers marksmen have achieved on the year, 52% per game.

Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 319-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.

Indiana won its last outing, a 93-59 result against Jacksonville on December 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 36-point favorite. The battle between the Hoosiers and Dolphins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Jacksonville was handed a 93-59 defeat on Friday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Iowa won its last outing, an 80-50 result against Coppin State on December 22. They covered in that game as a 21.5-point favorite. The battle between the Hawkeyes and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Coppin State was handed an 80-50 defeat on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Penn State are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-1
Before playing Michigan are 2-8
After playing Coppin State are 1-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Hoosiers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Indiana is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Indiana is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana
Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana at Penn State, Monday, January 7
Iowa at Michigan, Sunday, January 6