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Can Bettors Trust the Hawkeyes?

The struggling Iowa Hawkeyes look to get their feet on the ground when they visit the Indiana Hoosiers Tuesday. The Hawkeyes have been a pit for bettors lately as they have failed to cover in five consecutive games. Despite this, Iowa has been a consistently good play when they take on Indiana, as the Hawkeyes are 16-6 ATS in the past 22 matchups between these two teams.

Shark Bites
  • Indiana is 5-0 ATS in their past five games coming off four days rest.
  • The UNDER is 3-1 in Iowa’s past four games.
  • Indiana is 11-2 SU in their past 13 games against teams with winning records.

Indiana is in the midst of a ridiculously difficult stretch to end their season that features five ranked opponents through their final seven games. That stretch kicked off with a victory over Iowa in mid-February in a game that saw five different Hoosiers score double-digit points. Indiana’s defense has been amazing recently as they have held their past three opponents to an average of 61.3 points per game.

Iowa, who was one of the dominant forces in basketball earlier this season, comes into this game on a three-game losing streak. Those losses have seen the Hawkeyes score a measly 66 ppg while shooting under 40 percent. Iowa will need to see some secondary scoring if they want to end their slump as their bench has scored a combined 24 points in the past three games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Indiana Hoosiers opened as 4-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).

Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes sit at 20-8 (14-13 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Indiana Hoosiers are currently 23-6 (15-14 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Iowa is 13-13-1 OU, and Indiana is 14-15 OU.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 103 (Iowa) and the No. 9 (Indiana) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Iowa's No. 44 nationally ranked offense (78.79 points per game) against a Indiana Hoosiers defense that sits as the No. 90 at 68.72 PPG. The Iowa Hawkeyes have been averaging 45.46% from the field, less than the Hoosiers have managed so far this season (50.21% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana cruised to victory on Thursday, running Illinois out of the gym and running up a 74-47 score at State Farm Center.

The Hawkeyes endured a 68-64 loss at the hands of the Buckeyes on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Jarrod Uthoff at Value City Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
  • Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Indiana is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games on the road
  • Iowa is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Iowa is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana home to Maryland, Sunday, March 6th
Iowa at Michigan, Saturday, March 5th