Iowa Hawkeyes Vs Indiana Hoosiers Expert Pick

Posted by Henry Watkins on Wednesday,February 10, 2016 5:29, EST in

There have been some classic Big 10 match-ups this season, as this has arguably been the conference to watch every night. There are a number of great games on tap for Thursday, February 11, but it is one again the Big 10 that throws up the best one. That would be the game that sees the Iowa Hawkeyes head into the Assembly Hall in Bloomington to face the Indiana Hoosiers. Check back in to get the updated NCAAB online odds as they happen.

Iowa Hawkeyes Vs Indiana Hoosiers Expert Pick

When: Thursday, February 11, 9 PM EST
Where: Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall, Bloomington
TV: ESPN
Radio: Indiana Hoosier Sports Network
Stream Option: WatchESPN
Opening NCAAB Odds:  Indiana -2½

How to bet Iowa Hawkeyes Vs Indiana Hoosiers

I’m going to be honest and tell you that I have a hard time separating these two teams, and I think that the bookies might well run into the same problem. The Hawkeyes are likely to have the slight edge in the eyes of the betting public, but this is one that may well offer some juicy odds for both teams.

Why bet on the Iowa Hawkeyes

You don’t get to be the #4 team in the nation without doing something right, and the Iowa Hawkeyes (19-4, 10-1) have certainly done enough to be deserving of that rank. Over the course of the season, Iowa have knocked off no less than 5 different ranked teams, with a pair of those big wins coming on the road. They have won 4 of their last 5 games away from home, and the only one that they dropped during that run was against a ranked Maryland team. The Hawkeyes have just 1 loss in their last 12 games, and look like a team that might be ready to take a serious run at the National Championship. Iowa are averaging 80.7 PPG, and are giving up 67.4 PPG.

Why bet on the Indiana Hoosiers

The Hoosiers (19-5, 9-2) may not have the benefit of a high ranking, but make no mistake about it, this is a team that can do some damage. Yes, they have dropped 2 of their last 4 games, but they had reeled of 12 straight wins prior to that little bump in the road. The reason that they have not landed in the top 25 all has to do with the strength of their schedule. They have only faced one ranked team this year, which ended up being a loss to Duke way back at the beginning of the season. Indiana Hoosiers are unbeaten at home this season, and are going to be very difficult to knock off in their own arena. The Hoosiers are averaging 84.1 PPG, and are giving up 68.5 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Hoosiers may not really have any big signature wins this season, but what they do have is a pretty big home court advantage. This game really could go either way, but I’m going with the mild surprise and taking the Hoosiers on home court.

Iowa Hawkeyes 73 Indiana Hoosiers 74