GAME: #823 Minnesota vs #824 Iowa
TIME: 12/9/2019 – 8:00p EST
SPREAD: Iowa -6
SPORTSBOOK: 5Dimes Sportsbook
The (4-4) Minnesota Golden Gophers face the (6-3) Iowa Hawkeyes as both teams look for its first Big Ten win of the season. Minnesota won 78-60 at home against Clemson on Monday while the Hawkeyes lost 103-91 on the road against Michigan on Friday. Last season, they split home conference games while Minnesota beat Iowa by a score of 92-87 in the Big Ten Tournament in 2018.
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 72 points per game while shooting 43% from the field and 35% from 3 averaging nine 3-pointers per game. Minnesota is allowing 63 points and 40% field goal shooting from their opponents on defense. Minnesota is forcing 12 turnovers per game while adding 5 steals and 5 blocks per game.
Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu, Payton Willis and Alihan Demir have accounted for 51% of the team’s scoring this season while Marcus Carr has been responsible for 42% of all Minnesota field goals over the last five games.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 80 points per game while shooting 45% from the field and 33% from three-point range. The Hawkeyes are allowing 72 points per game and 44% field goal shooting on defense. The Hawkeyes are forcing 14 turnovers per game while adding 7 steals and 3 blocks per game.
Iowa has won its last 3 home games while averaging 85 points and allowing only 67. These Hawkeyes have committed a turnover on only 16% of its possessions this season. This tops the Big Ten.
Minnesota had a much better team last year while Iowa still has nearly the same team. Iowa will be looking to play hard after their last loss and to beat Minnesota after losing to them in the Big Ten tournament last year. Look for this to be a high-scoring game with Iowa having the best chance to cover the spread with free throws towards the end of the game. The Hawkeyes are shooting 73% from the free-throw stripe while Minnesota shoots only 62%. However, there is some early Reverse Line Movement because sharp money is being put on Minnesota. Keep an eye on the late line movements as this early movement is expected with Minnesota getting so many points on the road but Iowa is the better team here.
- Under is 5-1 in Minnesota’s last 6 games following an ATS win.
- Under is 4-1 in Minnesota’s last 5 games following a straight-up win.
- Iowa is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
- Iowa is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games.
HEAD TO HEAD
- The Home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Data Analysis: Iowa -6 / Over 145
Fade the Public: Minnesota +6 / no data
Sharp Action: Minnesota +6 / Over 145
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