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Minnesota Golden Gophers host Iowa Hawkeyes in college basketball action

Iowa HawkeyesMinnesota Golden Gophers
19-7February 25, 2014, 07:00 | Williams Arena17-11

Iowa pays a visit to Minnesota on Tuesday, hoping to send the Golden Gophers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Williams Arena.

The Golden Gophers currently sports a 17-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-13-2 ATS. The Hawkeyes are 19-7 and 15-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Gophers produce a 9-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawkeyes have gone 16-8 against the number.

View Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

The Hawkeyes were listed as -2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game puts the Golden Gophers, most recently No. 246 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hawkeyes, who rate No. 44 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Iowa was a 79-74 loser at home against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Hawkeyes got a 21-point effort from Roy Devyn Marble, who added 11 assists, but Wisconsin still managed to defeat Iowa 79-74 Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Minnesota was a 64-46 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Minnesota got 13 points from Andre Hollins but lost anyway, 64-46, to Ohio State on Saturday at Value City Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 134 nationally ranked offense (71.39 points per game) against a Hawkeyes defense that sits as the No. 86 at 67.69 PPG. The Golden Gophers have been averaging 44.12% from the field, less than the Hawkeyes have managed so far this season (47.04% on average).

A few Hawkeyes at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Iowa is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Iowa is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 5 games
Iowa is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-10-2 ATS in its last 18 games
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Iowa at Indiana, Thursday, February 27th
Minnesota at Michigan, Saturday, March 1st