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Iowa Hawkeyes host Minnesota Golden Gophers in college basketball action

Minnesota Golden GophersIowa Hawkeyes
Feb 1, 8:30 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

16-6TEAM RECORD11-11

The Hawkeyes will try to cover the spread at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Minnesota Golden Gophers in college basketball action.

The Hawkeyes are 11-11 so far on the season, and 9-8 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Gophers, meanwhile, are 16-6 and 10-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Iowa go 11-5-1 and the Golden Gophers go 9-10 on the totals.

View Minnesota vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Iowa in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawkeyes sit at No. 177 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Gophers sit at No. 103 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Gophers will win this game 76-72.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Gophers is ranked No. 197 in NCAA hoops at 34.3 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 157 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 280-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Minnesota rates No. 295 at 4.9 per game.

Defensively, Minnesota features the nation's No. 235-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 77 nationally in scoring at home.

Minnesota was a 77-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Austin Hollins scored 14 points leading the Golden Gophers to a 77-72 victory over Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday.

Iowa was a 103-89 loser in its last match on the road against Indiana. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Hawkeyes got 24 points from Josh Oglesby, but it was Indiana that prevailed in a 103-89 final on Sunday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Nebraska are 9-1
After playing Illinois are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Penn State are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Golden Gophers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Iowa is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Nebraska, Sunday, February 5
Iowa home to Penn State, Saturday, February 4

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