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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Iowa Hawkeyes in Battle with Drake Bulldogs

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Iowa and Drake on Saturday, with the host Hawkeyes trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Drake Bulldogs opened as 14-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Drake Bulldogs vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes currently sport a 7-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-4 ATS. The Drake Bulldogs are 4-6 and 4-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Iowa Hawkeyes produce a 5-3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Drake Bulldogs have gone 4-4 against the totals betting line.

This game puts the Iowa Hawkeyes, most recently No. 18 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Drake Bulldogs, who rate No. 165 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iowa's No. 55-rated squad against Drake's No. 222-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iowa rates No. 25 in the country with 9.5 per game, while their foes tonight, the Drake Bulldogs rank No. 74 nationally with 8 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 17 points from Reed Timmer, but it was Nevada that prevailed in a 79-71 final on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

Jarrod Uthoff was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 9 rebounds but Iowa State still won, 83-82, over Iowa on Thursday at Hilton Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Drake is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games
  • Drake is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games when playing Iowa
  • Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Iowa is 5-9-2 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Drake
  • Iowa is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Drake

Next Betting Matchups

Drake home to Abilene Christian, Tuesday, December 22nd
Iowa at Tennessee Tech, Tuesday, December 22nd