The 10th-seeded Davidson Wildcats enter this year’s March Madness tournament riding a 10-1 straight-up and 9-2 against-the-spread streak, while the 7th-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes finished the season on a 6-1 SU and 5-1-1 ATS run.
How To Bet on Davidson Wildcats V Iowa Hawkeyes Spread & My ATS Pick
Matchup: (10) Davidson Wildcats vs (7) Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Mar. 20, 2015
Start Time: 7:20 p.m. ET
Location: Seattle, Washington
TV Info: TNT
Stream: TNT Overtime
Radio: Davidson Vs Iowa State
Point Spread: Hawkeyes -2
Davidson Projected Starting Lineup:
- G Jack Gibbs, 5-11, So., 16.0 ppg, 4.8 apg
- G Tyler Kalinoski, 6-4, Sr., 16.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg
- G Brian Sullivan, 5-11, Jr., 13.1 ppg, 3.9 apg
- F Peyton Aldridge, 6-7, Fr., 9.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg
- F Oskar Michelsen, 6-9, Fr., 6.2 ppg, 1.9 rpg
- Coach: Bob McKillop (26th season)
Iowa Projected Starting Lineup:
- G Mike Gesell, 6-1, Jr., 7.1 ppg, 3.8 apg
- G Jarrod Uthoff, 6-8, Jr., 12.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg
- F Aaron White, 6-7, Sr., 15.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg
- F Gabriel Olaseni, 6-10, Sr., 8.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg
- C Adam Woodbury, 7-1, Jr. 6.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg
- Coach: Fran McCaffery (fifth season)
Davidson is led by senior guard Tyler Kalinoski (17.0 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 4.1 APG) and sophomore guard Jack Gibbs (16.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.8 APG) as the team ended the season with a 24-7 record, 22-6 against the spread, and they lost four of the six games they played against teams that entered the 2015 March Madness. The Wildcats average 79.9 points per game (6th), 17.2 assists per game (3rd), shooting 47.1% from the field (31st). Their defense allows 69.0 points per game (250th) and gets 35.9 rebounds per game (89th).
“There are certain characteristics that are consistent and his teams can be different from year to year, obviously,” Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery said about Davidson. “They’re going to shoot 3s, they’re going to shoot it well, they don’t turn it over. They compete, they play hard defensively, on the glass. They typically play fast; they score the ball. They move it down the floor. They’re going to try to score the ball via both the fast break and shooting a lot of 3s. But I have a lot of respect for him. I coached against him a lot of times.”
Iowa posted a 21-11 record, 14-13-1 against the spread, and 8-7 against teams that made the tournament. The Hawkeyes scores 69.4 points per game (120th), shooting 42.7% from the field, and recording 14.4 assists per game (55th), led by senior forward Aaron White (16.0 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 1.4 APG) and junior forward Jarrod Uthoff (12.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.8 APG). Their defense average 60.2 points per game against and grabs 37.7 rebounds per game (35th).
The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU loss, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog, and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games.
The Hawkeyes are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games following a SU loss, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games as a favorite, but 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Friday games, and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.