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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes 2/29/2020 Odds, Picks and NCAAB Spread

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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes 2/29/2020 Odds, Picks and NCAAB Spread

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes 2/29/2020 – The Penn State Nittany Lions face the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday, looking to continue its bid at winning the Big Ten regular-season title. College basketball lines favor the Nittany Lions as they try to break out of a three-way tie for second place. The Hawkeyes are also trying to catch up to Penn State, currently sixth in the conference. The last time the two teams met, it was Penn State prevailing at home, 89-86.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes 2/29/2020

When: Saturday, February 29, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
TV: Big Ten Network
Stream: Sofascore

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes 2/29/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Penn State Nittany Lions +4 (-110) 154.5 o (-110) +158
Iowa Hawkeyes -4 (-110) 154.5 u (-110) -180
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Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State Nittany Lions are looking for answers after dropping consecutive games. They are coming off a win at home but it took the heroics of Myles Dread to save them. Currently the 4th seed in the East, the Lions are looking to break out of a logjam at the second spot. Lamar Stevens is expected to lead the team anew and there is a chance that Myreon Jones returns to active duty. While their offense seems fine, improving defensively could help. They are allowing teams 67.1 points and may need to adjust against Iowa.

Players to watch: L. Stevens F (28 GP 30.5 MIN 17.6 PTS 6.8 REB 2.1 AST 1.2 STL 1.2 BLK 2.6 TO 44.3 FG% 73.2 FT% 27.2 3PT%), M. Jones G (22 GP 29.5 MIN 14.1 PTS 3 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.5 TO 45.8 FG% 77.6 FT% 41.3 3PT%), M. Watkins F (28 GP 21 MIN 9.8 PTS 7.7 REB 0.5 AST 0.8 STL 2.3 BLK 1.1 TO 55 FG% 53.8 FT% 0 3PT%).

Iowa Hawkeyes

Currently at no. 6, Iowa knows it can go higher if they pull off wins. This will be in their minds against Penn State. They are coming off a loss against Michigan State and try to bounce back. Luka Garza will need to continue on offense with help coming from guys like Ryan Kriener. C.J. Fredrick could be back from an ankle injury, giving the Hawkeyes more offensive options. But Iowa needs to play better defense against the Nittany Lions. Allowing teams 72.1 points may not work if they want to pull off this one.

Players to watch: L. Garza C (28 GP 31.3 MIN 23.6 PTS 9.6 REB 1.1 AST 0.8 STL 1.6 BLK 1.8 TO 55 FG% 64.4 FT% 36.1 3PT%), J. Wieskamp G (28 GP 32.4 MIN 14.5 PTS 6.1 REB 1.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.5 TO 43.7 FG% 83.8 FT% 35.5 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%).

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Predictions

Trends

Penn State Nittany Lions

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Penn State’s last 10 games.
Penn State is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.
Nittany Lions are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Iowa.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 games on the road.
Penn State is 1-12 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Iowa.

Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa’s last 6 games.
Hawkeyes are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Iowa’s last 12 games against Penn State.
Iowa is 12-0 SU in their last 12 games at home.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Picks

Two teams with a lot on the line should make this match interesting. But basketball lines tilt the favor slightly in the direction of the Nittany Lions. The Hawkeyes are no pushovers so a different outcome is not farfetched. It may all boil down to the team that plays better on both ends of the floor.  

Moneyline: +158 is set for the Nittany Lions and -180  is set for the Hawkeyes.

ATS: Look for the spread of +4 for Penn State and -4 for Iowa

Totals: Over 154.5 is out for the Nittany Lions and under 154.5 is out for the Hawkeyes.

Score Prediction: 77-71, Penn State Nittany Lions.