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Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers Betting Preview

Big Ten rivals will collide Tuesday night as the Iowa Hawkeyes (18-11, 10-8) take on the No. 15 Indiana Hoosiers (20-9, 13-5). The Hoosiers will host this one at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, with tipoff scheduled for 7:00 pm ET.

The Hoosiers are the favorites in this one playing at home. They are -225 to win, while the Hawkeyes’ moneyline sits at +184. The spread features Iowa as 5.5-point underdogs (-110), and the over/under for total points is 154.5.

Hawkeyes Looking To Sweep Season Series

Back on January 5, the Iowa Hawkeyes were able to mount a massive comeback against the Hoosiers to win in a shootout, 91-89. In the victory, Iowa found themselves down by 21 at one point, but they were still able to prevail. On Tuesday, Iowa hopes to make it two wins in a row over their conference foes.

Iowa ranks 14th in the nation in scoring, averaging 80.4 points per game. They have struggled on the road, though, averaging just 67.8 points. In terms of record, they are just 3-7 on the road.

Leading the Hawkeyes’ offense is junior forward Kris Murray, who is averaging 20.2 points, eight rebounds, and 1.8 assists. Other contributors include Filip Rebraca (13.9 points, 7.6 rebounds), Tony Perkins (12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds), and Payton Sandfort (10 points, four rebounds).

Iowa falls to 276th in scoring defense, allowing opponents an average of 74.4 points per game.

Hoosiers Look For Revenge, Try To Stay Dominant At Home

Indiana would certainly be looking to avenge their dreadful road loss from earlier in the season, but they will also try to stay dominant at home, where they are 14-1 on the year.

On the defensive end, Indiana ranks 88th in the country, allowing opponents an average of 67.6 points per game (63.2 at home).

While they aren’t quite as elite as Iowa, the Hoosiers still hold their own on the offensive side as well. They rank 64th overall, averaging 75.5 points per game (81.3 at home). Senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis leads the offense, averaging 20.1 points, 11 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.

Jalen Hood-Schifino (13.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists) and Miller Kopp (8.1 points, 2.4 rebounds) have also had nice seasons for the Hoosiers.

Take The Hoosiers To Win And Cover

Looking at the trends, Iowa is 10-5 in its last 15 games, but they are just 1-5 in their last six road games. They are also just 1-4 against the spread in their last five on the road at Indiana.

For the Hoosiers, they are 10-3 in their last 13 games and undefeated in their last six home games. In their last seven against Big Ten teams, they are 5-2 straight up.

Expect Indiana to come out on a mission Tuesday night. They still haven’t forgotten what happened last month, and they will want to prove that they are indeed the better team.

It is hard to trust Iowa on the road, and even more so against an Indiana team that dominates at home. Take Indiana to both win and to cover the 5.5-point spread (-110).

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