Indiana Hoosiers at Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Pick and Prediction

On Friday night, the Indiana Hoosiers will go on the road to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten matchup. Indiana comes in with a 13-13 record and is in 12th place in the Big Ten. Iowa comes in ranked 21st in the nation with a 20-6 record and is in 6th place in the Big Ten.

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Both teams Try to Recover from Losses

Indiana is coming off a 48-46 loss to Purdue on Tuesday night. Indiana had a lead late but ended up losing on a Purdue tip-in with just a few seconds left in the game. Romeo Langford led the Hoosiers in this one with 14 points on just 2 of 10 shooting, sinking 9 of 10 free throws. Langford also grabbed 9 rebounds and dished out 2 assists. Juwan Morgan tallied 9 points on 3 of 14 shooting and recorded a team-high 11 rebounds. De’Ron Davis chipped in 8 points and 6 rebounds. Langford, Aljami Durham, and Rob Phinisee each tied for the team lead in assists with 2.

Iowa is coming off a heartbreaking 66-65 loss at home to Maryland on Tuesday. Like Indiana, Iowa also had a late lead but ended up losing on a Maryland put back with just 8 seconds left. Jordan Bohannon led the Hawkeyes in scoring with 14 points but shot just 2 for 11 from the field. Bohannon and Connor McCaffery tied for the team lead in assists with 4. Isaiah Moss tallied 12 points on 4 of 14 shooting and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds. Tyler Cook was quiet in this one, scoring just 6 points to go along with 5 rebounds.

Langford Leads Indiana

Indiana is led by their superstar freshman Romeo Langford. Langford is scoring 17.1 a game. There isn’t much other offensive production outside of Langford and Juwan Morgan, who is averaging 15.1 a game. Morgan also leads the team in rebounding with 8.2 a game. Aljami Durham and Justin Smith each chip in 8.1 points per game and Durham leads the team in 3-point shooting at 38.4%. Devonte Green leads the Hoosiers in assists with 2.9 a game. Indiana is putting up 70.2 points a game on 46.1% shooting, and opponents are scoring 66.6 points a game.

Iowa is led by preseason player of the year candidate Tyler Cook. Cook scores 15.9 points a game and is the leading rebounder with 8 a game. Iowa has 4 other players that average double digits. Luka Garza scores 13.1 a game and adds 4.7 boards. Jordan Bohannon chips in 11.5 a game and is the leading assister with 3.5 a game. Freshman Joe Wieskamp has been a pleasant surprise as he is averaging 11.4 a game while shooting 43.6% from 3. Isaiah Moss is the best shooter on the team, as he is shooting 45.1% from 3-point range and scoring 10 a game. Iowa is putting up 80.5 points a game on 46.8% shooting, but they are allowing opponents to score 72.7 a game.

Iowa vs. Indiana Prediction

Iowa comes in at -7. Indiana has been terrible this season and are not playing for anything at this point with their best player Langford having his eyes set on the NBA Draft. Iowa, on the other hand, is in the thick of the conference battle and are playing with deep March Madness hopes. They will look to get back on track in this one after playing 3 straight one-possession games. Iowa will score at will against a weak Indiana defense, and they will shut down this Indiana team that doesn’t have many weapons. Take Iowa -7.

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