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Hawkeyes vs Ducks NIT tournament game Preview

Iowa HawkeyesOregon Ducks
March 18, 5:00 PM | Matthew Knight Arena

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Oregon Ducks Odds

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Iowa pays a visit to Oregon on Sunday, hoping to send the Ducks to a loss while covering the NIT point spread at Matthew Knight Arena.

The Hawkeyes will try to spoil to the party and advance to the third round of the NIT; they are 16-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Ducks are 17-12 ATS. Iowa is 16-12-1 on the totals; Oregon is 15-14.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Ducks, most recently No. 116 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hawkeyes, who rate No. 217 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-72 victory for the Ducks.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Oregon's No. 194-rated squad against Iowa's No. 182-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Oregon rates No. 84 in the country with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 220 nationally with 5.6 per match.

Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 314-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.3 points per game. Oregon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 112 nationally in scoring at home.

Iowa was an 84-75 winner in its last match at home against Dayton. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Aaron White scored 25 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Iowa on Tuesday, leading the Hawkeyes to an 84-75 victory over Dayton at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

In their last action, Oregon was a 96-76 winner at home against LSU. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Oregon cruised to victory on Tuesday, running LSU out of the gym and running up a 96-76 score at Matthew Knight Arena.