Bet the Iowa vs Temple March Madness Hoops Match Up

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on March 17, 2016 in

On Friday afternoon, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, the 7th seeded Iowa Hawkeyes will take on the 10th seeded Temple Owls. The winner of this March Madness lines round of 64 game will take on the winner of North Carolina Asheville and the Villanova Wildcats. The Iowa Hawkeyes finished 5th in the Big Ten, but struggled late in the season. In their first game of the Big Ten Tournament, Iowa fell to Illinois. The Hawkeyes come into the game as losers of six out of their last 8 games. Iowa is 21-10 overall. For Temple, they were regular season champions out of the AAC. The Owls are 21-11, and were dumped in the conference tournament by the Connecticut Huskies.

How To Bet on Iowa vs. Temple March Madness Odds, TV and Game Info

What: Temple Owls (21-11) at Iowa Hawkeyes (21-10)
When: Friday, March 18, 2016
Start Time: 3:10 PM ET
Where: Brooklyn, New York
Stadium: Barclays Center
Spread: Iowa -6.5
Moneyline: Iowa -313
Game Total: 138.5
Watch: TRU TV
Stream: TRUTV
Radio: Temple at Iowa

Why Bet on Temple

The Temple Owls tested themselves early, and started the season 1-3. Temple took early season losses to North Carolina, Butler and Utah, and then lost to Wisconsin and St. Joseph before conference season started. In Conference season, Temple went 14-4 to win the title. The Owls had a four game winning streak going when they dropped that game to UConn in the tournament. The top scorer this season for Temple has been guard Quenton DeCosey. The guard is scoring 15.6 points per game, while Josh Brown leads the team with 4.5 assists per game for the Owls.

Why Bet on Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to return to form that had them as one of the top teams in the nation. The Hawkeyes lost to Iowa State, then won 12 of their next 13 games, with their lone loss coming to Maryland during that time. During the win streak for the Hawkeyes, they knocked off Michigan State twice. Jarrod Uthoff is the top scorer for the Hawkeyes. Uthoff is scoring 18.9 points per game. The Hawkeyes as a team are scoring 78.1 per game, while allowing teams just shy of 69 on the season. Iowa last two wins came at home to Minnesota and on the road at Michigan.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Iowa Hawkeyes are one of the coldest teams heading into the NCAA tournament. REmember, weeks ago, this Hawkeyes team was ranked #1 in the country. Now, Iowa is struggling to win games, and taking losses to a poor Illinois team. Temple can be pretty up and down as well, including seeing them lose by 15 to UConn and 19 on the road at Tulsa. The Owls are a tough team to judge, but when push comes to shove, the bet for this game has got to be on the Owls. Betting Temple +7 on Friday is a good bet as they upset the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Final score prediction: Temple 76 and Iowa 74.