Indiana vs Iowa Free NCAAB Pick

Posted by Aaron . on March 1, 2016 in

The #18 Indiana Hoosiers head to #8 Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes in Big Ten basketball action. The Hoosiers (23-6) are on top of the Big Ten rankings and routed the Fighting Illini of Illinois on Thursday night on the road, 74-47. The Hawkeyes (20-8) are in second place in the Big Ten and are coming off an 68-64 upset loss at Ohio State on Sunday. Get the updated NCAAB online betting spread for this game here.

Indiana vs Iowa Free NCAAB Pick

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
TV: ESPN
Radio: Villanova IMG Sports Network
Stream Option: Watch ESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why should you bet on the Hawkeyes?

If you believe that the Iowa Hawkeyes are a resilient team, then you will bet on them to hold court at home and knock off the Indiana Hoosiers. However, they have not shown that resilience to me this season, so I would not pick them to win straight up. I do think they will keep it close, especially at home, but unless you can get more than five or six points, I’d have to recommend the other side. The Hawkeyes are just giving away too many games, including a home loss to Wisconsin last Wednesday.

Why should you put your money on Indiana?

If you just look at the final score, you would never guess that the Hoosiers went into the locker room at halftime down by a point to Illinois. The Hoosiers were down 28-27, but then Yogi Ferrell took over int he second half. He had 19 of his 27 points after the intermission and drove the Hoosiers to a rout, as the second half saw the Hoosiers go on a 47-19 run between the intermission and the end. Ferrell is the sort of player that can lead his team to a championship, because when he isn’t making big plays, he is talking to his bench and encouraging his teammates.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Indiana to continue the woes of the Hawkeyes’ season. I’m picking them to go to Iowa and come out with a 79-76 victory.