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College basketball point spread favors Hawkeyes in battle with Hoosiers

Iowa HawkeyesIndiana Hoosiers
19-8February 27, 2014, 09:00 | Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall15-12

The Indiana Hoosiers will be trying to slam the Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday when the teams tip off at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall in college betting action.

Indiana will face the 19-8 Hawkeyes, who own a 15-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hoosiers are 10-16 on the OU so far this season while the Hawkeyes are 17-8.

View Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Indiana Hoosiers as 4-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Hoosiers - Hawkeyes odds would favor the Hawkeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 160 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iowa is at No. 44.

In their last action, Iowa was a 95-89 loser on the road against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Hawkeyes endured a 95-89 loss at the hands of the Golden Gophers on Tuesday, despite a 24-point effort from Roy Devyn Marble at Williams Arena.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 69-58 result against Wisconsin on February 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Indiana got 24 points from Yogi Ferrell but lost anyway, 69-58, to Wisconsin on Tuesday at Kohl Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Indiana has the nation's No. 114-rated offensive output, at 72.33 PPG. The visiting Hawkeyes defense ranks No. 107 allowing on average 68.7 PPG. The Hoosiers FG% has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Next up:
Iowa home to Purdue, Sunday, March 2nd
Indiana at Ohio State, Sunday, March 2nd