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Big Ten Tournament - Penn State Nittany Lions Visit Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Penn State Nittany Lions

vs

Iowa Hawkeyes
Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:25 PM ET
United Center

The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Thursday when they play host to the Penn State Nittany Lions at United Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Iowa Hawkeyes betting line as -7.5-point favorites 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Penn State Nittany Lions have watched them go 17-15 and 14-16 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are at 21-10 and 17-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-15-1, while the Penn State Nittany Lions have a 11-13 mark.

The Hawkeyes - Nittany Lions odds would favor the Hawkeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iowa is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Penn State is at No. 228.

How Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions rank No. 88 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.47 per game. That compares with Iowa’s No. 31 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa is college basketball's No. 176-ranked team at 5.74 per game, while the Penn State Nittany Lions rate No. 98 with 6.69 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State got 26 points from D.J. Newbill en route to a 68-65 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday at United Center.

The Hawkeyes got 25 points from Aaron White as Iowa ran past Northwestern 69-52 on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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