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Iowa favored by 26 against South Carolina State on Wednesday

South Carolina State BulldogsIowa Hawkeyes
Dec 19, 9:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


The Iowa Hawkeyes will hit the floor running against the visiting South Carolina State Bulldogs Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hawkeyes are 9-2 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 4-7 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Iowa go 4-3 and the Bulldogs go 0-0 on the totals.

View South Carolina State vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Iowa opened as 26-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawkeyes sit at No. 46 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 278 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hawkeyes will win this game 82-63.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 211 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 53 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 189-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while South Carolina State rates No. 193 at 6 per game.

Defensively, South Carolina State features the nation's No. 268-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 109 nationally in scoring at home.

South Carolina State was a 102-51 loser in its last match on the road against Missouri. South Carolina State was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Missouri and falling by a 102-51 score at Mizzou Arena.

Iowa was an 80-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Iowa. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Panthers endured an 80-73 loss at the hands of the Hawkeyes on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Deon Mitchell at Wells Fargo Arena.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Coppin State are 2-0
After playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Bulldogs at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Iowa is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Iowa is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
South Carolina State at Clemson, Sunday, December 23
Iowa home to Coppin State, Saturday, December 22