Indiana vs Iowa Free NCAAB Pick

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,February 29, 2016 8:05, EST in

Tuesday sees the arrival of March, and that means that we are just a couple of weeks away from the start of the NCAA Tournament. Before the Madness begins, though, there is the regular season and the conference titles to take care of, and we have some really exciting games to look forward to over the next 2 weeks. The fun begins on Tuesday night when a pair of ranked teams from the Big Ten go head to head. The Indiana Hoosiers look like the favorites to win the regular season conference title right now, but the Iowa Hawkeyes could make things a little interesting with a win over their rivals on Tuesday night. In order for that to happen, though, Iowa are going to have to play a whole lot better than they have been playing in the past couple of weeks. This is a great game to bet on, so be sure to get your NCAAB online wagers in before this one tips off.

Indiana vs Iowa Free NCAAB Pick

When: Tuesday, March 1 at 9 PM EST
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City
TV: ESPN
Radio: Iowa Hawkeye Sports Network
Stream Option: Watch ESPN
NCAA Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Indiana Hoosiers

The Hoosiers (23-6, 13-3) have crept their way into the top 25 over the last couple of weeks, and they can make another move up the rankings by finishing out the regular season with another couple of wins. They will play a pair of top 10 teams to finish out their regular season, and victories in both would almost certainly catapult them up the rankings. It all start out with a visit to Iowa, a team that they have already beaten this season, on Tuesday night. It was their 85-78 win over the Hawkeyes that got their current positive run started, as the Hoosiers have won 4 of 5, starting out with that win. Indiana has performed well on the road during conference play, going a solid 5-3 since the start of the year. The Hoosiers are averaging 82.9 PPG, and are giving up 68.7 PPG.

Why bet on the Iowa Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes (20-8, 11-5) may be ranked in the top 10 right now, but they are not going to stay there long if their current poor form continues. They have now lost 3 in a row, as well as 4 of their last 5, and they are in danger of plummeting down the rankings with another couple of losses this week. The one things that they have on their side heading into the final week of the regular season I that they have only dropped a single game at home during conference play. They also have 4 wins versus ranked opponents this season, so the quality of the opposition they will face this week should not scare them too badly. The Hawkeyes are averaging 78.8 PPG, and are giving up 68.6 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is a crucial game for both teams as they look to cement their rankings before the Tournament begins. Both seem to be heading in opposite directions at the moment, and while the Hoosiers are on the road, I like them to complete the regular season double over Iowa.

Indiana Hoosiers 77 Iowa Hawkeyes 71