Both the No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes and No. 10 Davidson Wildcats will be looking to avenge shocking SU and ATS losses that prematurely ended their conference tournament runs when they face off in March Madness Round of 64 action.
The Hawkeyes saw a six-game SU win streak end when they were downed 67-58 by Penn State in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament while pegged as 8.5-point favorites. The loss also ended Utah's recent 5-0-1 streak ATS, but the Utes are 5-1 ATS when favorites of 9.5 points or more.
Davidson is a slight underdog here according to BetOnline, a role they have relished lately going 7-1 ATS past eight games as an underdog.
Davidson's stunning 93-73 loss to VCU in the Atlantic 10 Tournament semi-finals ended their 10-game SU win streak and marked their second straight ATS loss after covering in nine straight. The Wildcats return to the Big Dance for the third time in four years, exiting in the Round of 64 in their last two appearances after reaching the Elite Eight in 2008.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 21-11 so far on the season, and 17-13-1 ATS vs the number. The Davidson Wildcats, meanwhile, are 24-7 and 23-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Iowa go 10-16-1 and the Davidson Wildcats go 12-10 on betting totals.
The Iowa Hawkeyes sit at No. 38 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Davidson Wildcats sit at No. 13 on the same chart.
How Davidson Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Stats Matchup
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Davidson Wildcats rank No. 66 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.94 per game. That compares with Iowa’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa is college basketball's No. 180-ranked team at 5.66 per game, while the Davidson Wildcats rate No. 1 with 10.87 per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Davidson was run off the court by the Rams on Saturday as Virginia Commonwealth routed them 93-73 at Barclays Center.
The Hawkeyes got a 21-point effort from Aaron White, who added 13 rebounds, but Penn State still managed to defeat Iowa 67-58 Thursday at United Center.
Davidson vs Iowa betting trends:
Davidson 10-1 SU, 9-2 ATS final 11 games of season
Davidson 7-1 ATS past eight games as underdog
Iowa 6-1 SU, 5-1-1 ATS final seven games of season
Davidson 7-2 ATS past nine tournament games
Iowa 0-4 SU and ATS past four tournament games
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