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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 2/16/2020 Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 2/16/2020 – This is a Big Ten Conference that is about to unfold as the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers this Sunday, February 16 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time in the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fox Sports 1 is the official broadcast partner for this game and the simulcast will be featured in SofaScore via online live streaming. According to How To Bet On NCAA Basketball, the Minnesota Golden Gophers hold the advantage in this game since it is being played in their own floor.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 2/16/2020
The Iowa Hawkeyes are currently in third place of the Big Ten Conference with a record of 18-8 for the season. They are 2.5 games behind Penn State Nittany Lions and they need another run to chase them. They are coming off from a win that they hope to build on to further climb up the Big Ten. Garza is a talent that is being attractive to NBA scouts as he can give his team with huge numbers of 23.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Wieskamp is also creating some attention with 15.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals. Frederick has been the x-factor for this team and he can fill up the stat sheet once Garza and Wieskamp is having an off night in the court.
Players to watch:L. Garza C (25 GP 31 MIN 23.7 PTS 9.8 REB 1 AST 0.8 STL 1.8 BLK 1.8 TO 55.8 FG% 66.5 FT% 39 3PT%), J. Wieskamp G (25 GP 32 MIN 15.4 PTS 6.1 REB 1.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 45.8 FG% 82.8 FT% 38 3PT%), C. Fredrick G (22 GP 28.1 MIN 10.7 PTS 2 REB 2.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 49.7 FG% 78.6 FT% 46.7 3PT%).
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are currently at third to the last in the Big Ten Conference with a 12-12 record. This team had done a good job of protecting their home court as they won 10 out of their 13 matches don on their home floor. Oturu is an automatic double-double for this team with 20.1 points and 11.5 rebounds. His 2.7 blocks per game is also a huge factor in controlling the defensive paint. Carr is a player that contributes across the board with 15.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.7 assists. This team, other than Kalscheur, lacks some productivity from their bench players and it has been their glaring weakness in the season.
Players to watch: D. Oturu C (23 GP 34.1 MIN 20.1 PTS 11.5 REB 1.2 AST 0.5 STL 2.7 BLK 2.9 TO 58.1 FG% 71.5 FT% 30.8 3PT%), M. Carr G (23 GP 37 MIN 15.7 PTS 5.8 REB 6.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 2.7 TO 37.4 FG% 72.7 FT% 33.3 3PT%), G. Kalscheur G (23 GP 33.6 MIN 11.7 PTS 2.7 REB 1.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.5 TO 36.7 FG% 75 FT% 33.3 3PT%).
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa’s last 5 games.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Picks
Coming to this game, the Golden Gophers hold the advantage as they are a team that transforms to an invincible force at home. Still, the Hawkeyes are there on top for a reason and people should not count them out that easily.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Hawkeyes on the road is +180 while the Golden Gophers are at -220.
Spread: It is 3 points across the spread between Iowa and Minnesota and it will be the Hawkeyes owning the +3 while the Golden Gophers are at -3.
Total: The predicted total for this game is 150.5 points with the Hawkeyes being the team over while the Golden Gophers are under.
Score Prediction: 77-72, Golden Gophers.