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Iowa Hawkeyes vs South Dakota Coyotes Betting Matchup Report

South Dakota CoyotesIowa Hawkeyes
Dec 4, 8:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

South Dakota Coyotes vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


Iowa looks to cover the Hawkeyes-Coyotes pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 6-2 mark when they host South Dakota in college basketball wagering action.

The Coyotes will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawkeyes are 1-3 ATS. South Dakota is 1-1 against the total, while Iowa is 2-2 versus the number.

View South Dakota vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Iowa opened as 20-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:
This game matches up the No. 37 (Hawkeyes) and the No. 184 (Coyotes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-71 result in favor of the Hawkeyes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Coyotes is ranked No. 240 in NCAA hoops at 33.6 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 77 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 179-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while South Dakota rates No. 79 at 7.4 per game.

Defensively, South Dakota features the nation's No. 328-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.3 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 169 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, South Dakota was an 88-68 winner at home against IUPUI. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Coyotes blew out IUPUI on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 88-68 win at DakotaDome.

Last time out for Iowa, they were an 88-59 winner as they battled Texas A&M C.C. at home. Iowa cruised to victory on Saturday, running Texas A&M C.C. out of the gym and running up an 88-59 score at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Iowa State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Coyotes at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Iowa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Iowa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
South Dakota at Ball State, Saturday, December 8
Iowa home to Iowa State, Friday, December 7