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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Gardner-Webb Bulldogs Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Gardner-Webb BulldogsIowa Hawkeyes
Nov 17, 8:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Gardner-Webb Bulldogs vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Gardner-Webb when they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawkeyes are 0-1 ATS. Gardner-Webb is 0-0 on the totals; Iowa is 0-1.

View Gardner-Webb vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawkeyes - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iowa is rated No. 217 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Gardner-Webb is at No. 158. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 88-70 win for the Hawkeyes.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa has the nation's No. 103-rated offensive output, at 75 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 98 allowing on average 60 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Defensively, Gardner-Webb features the nation's No. 185-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

Gardner-Webb was a 71-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against DePaul. Gardner-Webb got 20 points from Max Landis en route to a 71-59 victory over DePaul on Thursday at Allstate Arena.

In their last action, Iowa was a 66-36 winner at home against Howard. Iowa cruised to victory on Thursday, running Howard out of the gym and running up a 66-36 score at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Gardner-Webb home to Howard, Tuesday, November 20
Iowa at Western Kentucky, Tuesday, November 20