Bet the Indiana Hoosiers at Iowa Hawkeyes College Basketball SpreadJosh Bailey
The 18th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes (20-8, 11-5 Big Ten) host the eighth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (23-6, 13-3 Big Ten) on Tuesday, March 1. The game takes place at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Tip-off is at 9:00 pm ET
The Iowa Hawkeyes go into this game cold having lost its last 3 games straight up. Indiana goes in to this matchup having won its last 3 straight up. The Hoosiers have won 4 out of its last 5.
A Closer Look at How To Bet the No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers at No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes College Basketball Spread
The college basketball betting spread favors Iowa by 4-points to beat Indiana. Iowa is 13 and 12 ATS overall. The Hawkeyes have gone 7 and 4 ATS at home this season. The Indiana Hoosiers have gone 15 and 14 ATS overall this season. Indiana’s road ATS record is 3 and 6.
What: No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers (23-6) at No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes (20-8)
When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Iowa City, Iowa
Stadium: Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Spread: Iowa -4
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Indiana vs Iowa
Bet The No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers Because…
Indiana’s offense crushed Iowa in the last game between these 2. The Hoosiers dominated the Hawkeyes by an 85 to 78 score. Indiana shot 46% from the field when making 29 out of 63 shots. The Hoosiers shot 36% form three when making 9 out of 25 shots. Indiana out rebounded Iowa 36 to 33. If the Hoosiers are on fire in this game against Iowa on Tuesday night, they might be able to produce the same result.
Bet The No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes Because…
Indiana isn’t nearly as effective on the road as they are at home. When they battled Iowa the first time, Indiana got to play Iowa at home. This time, Indiana faces the Hawkeyes on the road. Iowa goes into this game having lost its last home game straight up. Wisconsin beat Iowa 59 to 67 on Feb. 24. But Indiana is a much different team than Wisconsin. Iowa can take advantage of Indiana’s road woes on March 1.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The main difference between Indiana and Wisconsin is that Wisconsin plays a style reminiscent of Iowa’s. The Badgers are a defensive first team. They held the Hawkeyes to 32.7% from the field and 27.8% from three.
Even though Indiana beat Iowa by 7 in the first game on Feb. 11, Iowa shot very well in that matchup. The Hawkeyes shot 46% from the field and 38.9% from three. If Iowa can keep Indiana’s possessions down, they should be able to turn the tables on the Hoosiers on Tuesday night. I’m backing Iowa to end the losing streak.