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Iowa Hawkeyes Battle vs Penn State Nittany Lions Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to cover the point spread at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Iowa Hawkeyes as -19-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes sit at 17-4 (12-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Penn State Nittany Lions are currently 11-11 (10-10-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Iowa is 11-8-1 OU, and Penn State is 10-10-1 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 271-rated Penn State Nittany Lions in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Penn State is ranked No. 210 in NCAA basketball at 34.68 per game. Contrast that with Iowa's No. 82 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 28-ranked team in the country at 8.95 per game, while Penn State rates No. 201 at 5.86 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nittany Lions got a 24-point effort from Brandon Taylor, who added 24 rebounds, but Michigan still managed to defeat Penn State 79-72 Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Iowa earned a 85-71 victory over Northwestern on Sunday, getting 26 points from Peter Jok at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Penn State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Penn State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Penn State's last 19 games on the road
  • Iowa is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Iowa is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
  • Iowa is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Indiana, Saturday, February 6th
Iowa at Illinois, Sunday, February 7th

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