Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Matchup Report
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds
Moon Palace Resort features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes in college hoops action on Tuesday.
Moon Palace Resort is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
Supporters of the Hawkeyes have watched them go 4-0 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Hilltoppers are at 2-1 and 3-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Hilltoppers are 0-0, while the Hawkeyes have a 0-1 mark.
The visitors opened as 7.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 217-rated Iowa taking on the No. 180-rated Hilltoppers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 88-76 win for the Hawkeyes on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Kentucky's No. 85 nationally ranked offense (76.7 points per game) against a Hawkeyes defense that sits as the No. 16 at 52 PPG. The Hilltoppers have been averaging 41.4% from the field, less than the Hawkeyes have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).
Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Iowa, they were a 65-56 winner as they battled Gardner-Webb at home. Iowa got 13 points from Aaron White en route to a 65-56 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Western Kentucky was a 92-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Carolina. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. Western Kentucky got 26 points from T.J. Price en route to a 92-81 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday at EA Diddle Arena.
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Virginia Tech are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Hawkeyes at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Iowa at Virginia Tech, Tuesday, November 27
Western Kentucky home to Brescia, Saturday, November 24