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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Iowa Hawkeyes in Battle with Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota takes to the basketball court against Iowa on Sunday, hoping to send the Hawkeyes to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Iowa Hawkeyes to cover the point spread in this one found them as -20.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes sit at 19-5 (14-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are currently 6-18 (7-15 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Iowa is 12-10-1 OU, and Minnesota is 14-8 OU.

The Hawkeyes - Golden Gophers odds would favor the Hawkeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iowa is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 324.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers rank No. 224 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 33.5 per game. That compares with Iowa’s No. 66 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa is college basketball's No. 36-ranked team at 8.71 per game, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers rate No. 178 with 6.29 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Gophers got 19 points from Nate Mason, but it was Michigan that prevailed in a 82-74 final on Wednesday at Williams Arena.

Iowa got 24 points from Jarrod Uthoff but lost anyway, 85-78, to Indiana on Thursday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Iowa is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • Iowa is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Maryland, Thursday, February 18th
Iowa at Penn State, Wednesday, February 17th