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Boilermakers face Iowa Hawkeyes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Purdue BoilermakersIowa Hawkeyes
Dec 28, 9:30 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Purdue Boilermakers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

10-3TEAM RECORD8-5

The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Boilermakers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in NCAAB action.

Iowa will face the 10-3 Boilermakers, who own a 7-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hawkeyes are 5-2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Boilermakers are 4-7 favoring the OVER.

View Purdue vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Hawkeyes as 4-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hawkeyes at No. 240 and the Boilermakers at No. 46 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-78 result in favor of the Boilermakers.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Iowa's No. 34-ranked scoring average of 78.1 PPG, against a Boilermakers defense rated No. 43 and allowing 59.6 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 45.4% to date this season, more than the Boilermakers shooters have managed so far (44.4% per game).

Defensively, Purdue features the nation's No. 210-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Purdue, they were an 81-56 winner as they battled IUPU Fort Wayne at home. They covered in the match as a 19.5-point favorite. The battle between the Boilermakers and Mastodons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as IUPU Fort Wayne was handed an 81-56 defeat on Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

Iowa won its last outing, an 81-72 result against Boise State on December 22. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Roy Devyn Marble scored 18 points leading the Hawkeyes to an 81-72 victory over Boise State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday.

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Illinois are 8-2
After playing IUPU Fort Wayne are 3-1
After a win are 6-4

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Wisconsin are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Boilermakers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Purdue is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 5 games when playing Purdue
Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games when playing at home against Purdue
Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Purdue home to Illinois, Saturday, December 31
Iowa at Wisconsin, Saturday, December 31

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