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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes College Basketball Betting Preview

Carver-Hawkeye Arena features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Iowa Hawkeyes and the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions in college hoops betting odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Iowa Hawkeyes betting line as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-3 overall and 1-3 ATS, while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-2 and 4-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Iowa boasts a 2-2 on the OU, and Penn State is 2-4.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 156 (Iowa) and the No. 80 (Penn State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa has the nation's No. 75-rated offensive output, at 80.71 PPG. The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 85 allowing on average 67.38 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 47.86% so far, more than the Iowa Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.25% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State got 29 points from Tony Carr on the way to a 85-78 loss against North Carolina State on Wednesday at PNC Arena.

Iowa was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Virginia Tech and falling by a 79-55 score at Cassell Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Penn State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games
  • Penn State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Iowa is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
  • Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Penn State
  • Iowa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Penn State
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iowa's last 8 games when playing Penn State

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Wisconsin, Monday, December 4th
Iowa at Indiana, Monday, December 4th

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