Purdue Boilermakers vs Iowa Hawkeyes 3/3/2020 Betting Odds, Picks and Preview
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Purdue Boilermakers vs Iowa Hawkeyes 3/3/2020 – The Iowa Hawkeyes face the Purdue Boilermakers, picked by college basketball latest lines to prevail. The Hawkeyes need the win more, currently at the fifth spot. The Boilermakers look to foil Iowa’s bid as it tries to close its season strong. Purdue defeated Indiana last time out and will aim for back-to-back wins.
Purdue Boilermakers vs Iowa Hawkeyes 3/3/2020
Purdue Boilermakers hope to make it two-in-a-row as they wind up their Big Ten season on a high note. Trevion Williams and Eric Hunter lead the offensive of Purdue anew. Both had great performances against Indiana but need to do more Tuesday. The defense needs improvement if they are to come out victorious. They allow the opposition 91.2 points per game, something they cannot afford against the Hawkeyes.
Players to watch: T. Williams F (29 GP 21.6 MIN 11.7 PTS 7.7 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 52.7 FG% 46.7 FT% 33.3 3PT%), E. Hunter Jr. G (29 GP 31.3 MIN 10.2 PTS 3.3 REB 2.7 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2 TO 41.9 FG% 75.5 FT% 37.3 3PT%), J. Proctor G (29 GP 25.8 MIN 9.2 PTS 2.2 REB 1.8 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 0.9 TO 40.5 FG% 80 FT% 31.7 3PT%).
Iowa aims for consecutive wins as they try to boost their spot in the standings. Luka Garza leads the Hawkeyes attack anew with help coming from Joe Wieskamp. The offensive machine of the Hawkeyes is impressive, scoring 109.3 points in 100 possessions against Big Ten conference foes. However, the defense needs improvement. They are giving up 106.6 points per 100 possessions.
Players to watch: L. Garza C (29 GP 31.5 MIN 23.7 PTS 9.8 REB 1.1 AST 0.8 STL 1.7 BLK 1.8 TO 54.1 FG% 64.1 FT% 35.6 3PT%), J. Wieskamp G (29 GP 32.5 MIN 14.4 PTS 6.1 REB 1.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 43.3 FG% 84.8 FT% 35.2 3PT%), C. Fredrick G (23 GP 28.3 MIN 10.7 PTS 2 REB 2.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1.3 TO 49.7 FG% 78.6 FT% 46.8 3PT%).
Purdue Boilermakers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Purdue’s last 11 games.
Iowa is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Purdue Boilermakers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Picks
The Iowa Hawkeyes are slight favorites to prevail by Vegas basketball odds against the Purdue Boilermakers. While they are impressive on offense, the defense could dictate the outcome of this match. A win is more important for the Hawkeyes but expect Purdue to make them work for it.
Moneyline: +180 is set for the Boilermakers and -222 is set for the Hawkeyes.
ATS: Look for the spread of +5 for Purdue and -5 for Iowa
Totals: Over 141.5 is out for the Boilermakers and under 141.5 is out for the Hawkeyes.
Score Prediction: 72-71, Iowa Hawkeyes.