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Broncos vs Hawkeyes College Hoops Game Preview

Boise State BroncosIowa Hawkeyes
Dec 22, 8:30 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Boise State Broncos vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


Carver-Hawkeye Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Iowa Hawkeyes and the visiting Boise State Broncos in college hoops action on Thursday.

This season, the Hawkeyes are 7-5 overall and 3-4 ATS ATS, while the Broncos are 9-3 and 6-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Iowa boasts a 4-2-1 on the OU, and Boise State is 5-6.

View Boise State vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawkeyes sit at No. 273 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 240 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 88-80.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncos rank No. 163 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.8 per game. That compares with Iowa’s No. 102 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa is college basketball's No. 234-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Broncos rate No. 18 with 8.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Boise State owns the country's No. 188-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 69 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boise State, they were a 70-63 winner as they battled Fresno State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. Boise State earned a 70-63 victory over Fresno State on Monday, getting 18 points from Ryan Watkins at Taco Bell Arena.

In their last action, Iowa was a 105-64 winner at home against Central Arkansas. Iowa cruised to victory on Monday, running Central Arkansas out of the gym and running up a 105-64 score at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Idaho are 7-3
After playing Fresno State are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Purdue are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Broncos at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Boise State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boise State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boise State home to Idaho, Saturday, December 31
Iowa home to Purdue, Wednesday, December 28