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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/3/2020 NCAAB Game Analysis, Tips & Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/3/2020 – The Iowa Hawkeyes have high expectations this season and they have been fulfilling it so far. They are undefeated in their first two games and will aim to get into a winning streak as they face the Western Illinois Leathernecks. This game will commence this Thursday, December 3 at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. BTN will be the official broadcast partner for this matchup and they will be sharing the feed to SofaScore for basketball fans who prefer to watch through online live streaming. The Iowa Hawkeyes are the huge favorites by NCAAB Point Spread Picks over the Western Illinois Leathernecks.
Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/3/2020
Western Illinois Leathernecks
The Western Illinois Leathernecks are about to start the season and they will now be coached by Rob Jeter. The Leatherbacks last season were one of the worst teams finishing with only 5-21 record. This will be a very new team from last season as they have only one senior coming back in Anthony Jones. There will be a total of 14 new players wearing the Leatherbacks jerseys and they are composed of five freshmen and nine transferees. This is in accordance with the plan of Jeter to revamp the basketball program and he will be bringing his 11-year experience at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Players to watch: K. Webster G (GP 26 MIN 33.7 PTS 17.1 REB 3.2 AST 3.6 STL 0.9 BLK 0.1 TO 2.1 FG% 41.7 FT% 78.1 3PT% 33.3), Z. Young G (GP 26 MIN 28.8 PTS 13.2 REB 4.5 AST 1.5 STL 0.3 BLK 0.2 TO 1.4 FG% 42.8 FT% 86.3 3PT% 41.3), B. Pyle F (GP 26 MIN 34.3 PTS 12.3 REB 5.3 AST 1.5 STL 1 BLK 0.6 TO 1.7 FG% 42.4 FT% 88.6 3PT% 43.2).
The Iowa Hawkeyes are coming in this season as the third-best team in the Top 25 and so far they proved that they are worthy of the ranking. They went up against the North Carolina Central Eagles by a wide margin of 30 points while their next matchup was with the Southern Jaguars which they won by 27 points. Luka Garza is making his early bid for the next NBA draft doing 41 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, and three triples. Joe Wieskamp helped out doing 16 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Patrick McCaffery did well during their opening game but only had seven points against the Jaguars.
Players to Watch: L. Garza C (GP 2 MIN 26.5 PTS 33.5 REB 9.5 AST 0.5 STL 1 BLK 3 TO 1.5 FG% 86.2 FT% 87.5 3PT% 75), J. Wieskamp G (GP 2 MIN 20.5 PTS 12.5 REB 6 AST 2 STL 0 BLK 0.5 TO 1.5 FG% 43.8 FT% 70 3PT% 50), P. McCaffery F (GP 2 MIN 20.5 PTS 11.5 REB 3 AST 1.5 STL 1.5 BLK 0.5 TO 0.5 FG% 47.1 FT% 50 3PT% 16.7).
Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Predictions
Western Illinois Leathernecks
Western Illinois is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Iowa is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Picks
The Iowa Hawkeyes are probably owning the biggest margin for this gameday and they are more than huge favorites by Online Sports Betting to win this game against the Western Illinois Leathernecks.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Leathernecks and Hawkeyes for this game is -10,000
Spread: The spread between both squads is a wide 36 points. The Hawkeyes own -36 while the Leatherbacks are on the far side with +36.
Total: The total for this matchup is at 156.5 points with the Leathernecks going over and the Hawkeyes are under.
Score Prediction: 101-56, Hawkeyes win.