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Bulldogs visit Iowa Hawkeyes in college basketball clash

Drake BulldogsIowa Hawkeyes
Dec 17, 9:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Drake Bulldogs vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


Drake pays a visit to Iowa on Saturday, hoping to send the Hawkeyes to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa will face the 6-3 Bulldogs, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hawkeyes are 3-2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 1-7 favoring the OVER.

View Drake vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hawkeyes are listed as 7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 269-ranked Hawkeyes and the No. 226-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-71 win for the Hawkeyes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 304 in NCAA hoops at 31.9 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 142 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 204-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Drake rates No. 217 at 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drake owns the country's No. 276-rated mark, allowing 77 points per game on the highway. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 116 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Drake, they were a 66-53 winner as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. They covered in the match as a 12-point favorite. The Bulldogs grabbed a 66-53 win over the Eagles on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Ben Simons at Knapp Center.

Iowa lost its last outing, an 86-76 result against Iowa State on December 9. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Roy Devyn Marble scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawkeyes to a win (they lost 86-76 to Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum on Friday).

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Eastern Michigan are 2-1
After a win are 5-5

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Iowa State are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Drake is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Drake is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Drake is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Drake
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 6 games when playing Drake
Iowa is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Drake
Iowa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Drake home to Central Arkansas, Wednesday, December 21
Iowa home to Central Arkansas, Monday, December 19