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Northwestern Wildcats take on Hawkeyes in NCAA basketball test

Northwestern WildcatsIowa Hawkeyes
Feb 9, 4:36 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

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The visiting Northwestern Wildcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 11-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawkeyes are 12-7 ATS. Northwestern is 8-9 against the total, while Iowa is 8-11 versus the number.

View Northwestern vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 32-rated Hawkeyes and the No. 183-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-68 result in favor of the Hawkeyes.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iowa's No. 15-rated squad against Northwestern's No. 281-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iowa rates No. 242 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 41 nationally with 7.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northwestern owns the country's No. 53-rated mark, allowing 63.2 points per game on the highway. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 85 in scoring at home.

Northwestern was a 75-60 winner in its last match at home against Purdue. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Reggie Hearn went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Northwestern over Purdue, 75-60, on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Iowa lost its last outing, a 74-70 result against Wisconsin on February 6. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Iowa suffered a 74-70 loss against Wisconsin on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Mike Gesell in a losing effort at Kohl Center.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Ohio State are 5-5
After playing Purdue are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Penn State are 5-5
After playing Wisconsin are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Iowa is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Iowa is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games when playing Northwestern
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Iowa's last 12 games

Next up:
Northwestern at Ohio State, Thursday, February 14
Iowa at Penn State, Thursday, February 14