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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds and Trends

College basketball betting interest will be high on Sunday when the Nittany Lions of Penn State hit the hard court against the Hawkeyes of Iowa.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Penn State Nittany Lions opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 17-13 and 12-14-1 ATS Iowa Hawkeyes will face the 14-16 Penn State Nittany Lions, who own a 15-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-13-2 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 12-15.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 96-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 259-rated Penn State Nittany Lions in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Iowa's No. 35-ranked scoring average of 79.87 PPG, against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense rated No. 142 and allowing 72.17 PPG. The Iowa Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 44.72% to date this season, more than the Penn State Nittany Lions shooters have managed so far (41.63% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nittany Lions endured a 71-70 loss at the hands of the Buckeyes on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Tony Carr at Bryce Jordan Center.

Iowa got 14 points from Nicholas Baer en route to a 59-57 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday at Kohl Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Penn State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Iowa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
  • Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home