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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Iowa Hawkeyes in Battle with Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Carver-Hawkeye Arena Tuesday as the Iowa Hawkeyes look to beat the odds vs the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Southern Utah Thunderbirds before tip-off in this one found them as 17-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes sit at 6-6 (3-4-2 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Southern Utah Thunderbirds are currently 6-4 (8-0 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Iowa is 5-4 OU, and Southern Utah is 5-3 OU.

This game puts the Iowa Hawkeyes, most recently No. 193 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, who rate No. 226 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Southern Utah is ranked No. 196 in NCAA basketball at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Iowa's No. 20 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 95-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while Southern Utah rates No. 79 at 8.7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Thunderbirds got 17 points from Brandon Better as Southern Utah ran past Central Michigan 86-80 on Saturday at Centrum Arena-UT.

Iowa cruised to victory on Saturday, running Drake out of the gym and running up a 90-64 score at Wells Fargo Arena-IA.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Utah is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • Southern Utah is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Utah is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Iowa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Utah home to Montana State, Thursday, December 28th
Iowa at Colorado, Friday, December 22nd