Iowa vs Northwestern: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 17, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 17, 2021

The No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes (11-2) are favored (-9.5) to extend a four-game winning streak when they visit the Northwestern Wildcats (6-5) at 12:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The contest airs on CBS. The point total is set at 157.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 17, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Iowa Betting Information

  • Iowa is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 8-3.
  • When favored by at least 9.5 points, the Hawkeyes are 5-1 against the spread this season.
  • In 72.7% of its games this season (8/11), Iowa and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Iowa Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Garza 13 27.6 8.6 1.5 0.5 1.8 1.7
Joe Wieskamp 13 14.3 6.5 1.4 1.1 0.2 1.7
Jordan Bohannon 13 10.5 3.5 4.9 0.8 0.0 2.8
CJ Fredrick 13 9.5 1.2 2.5 0.4 0.1 1.8
Jack Nunge 11 6.7 6.0 1.5 0.3 1.0 0.5

Northwestern Betting Information

  • The Wildcats have typically come up short ATS this season, with a 4-5 record.
  • When playing as at least a 9.5-point underdog, the Wildcats often outperform with a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • Northwestern and its opponents have typically not covered the total points bet this season, only hitting the over in 44.4% (4) of their nine games played.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Northwestern Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Miller Kopp 11 14.0 3.1 1.4 1.0 0.2 1.9
Chase Audige 11 12.9 3.9 1.7 0.9 0.3 1.5
Pete Nance 11 11.5 5.7 1.5 0.6 0.6 1.0
Boo Buie 11 9.8 2.6 5.0 0.7 0.0 1.6
Ryan Young 11 9.0 5.8 1.5 0.5 0.3 0.1

Total Facts

  • In Iowa’s matchups this season, the Hawkeyes and their opponents have gone over Sunday’s point total of 157.5 points eight times (61.5% of opportunities).
  • In two out of Northwestern’s 11 games this season (18.2%), the competing teams combined for more points than the point total in Sunday’s matchup.
  • The over/under for the matchup of 157.5 is 12.8 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Hawkeyes (91.9 points per game) and the Wildcats (78.4 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 143.2 points per game, 14.3 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Hawkeyes have seen a 165.2 average over/under in their games this season, 7.7 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Wildcats games have an over/under of 148.4 points this season, 9.1 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/29/2020 Iowa Iowa -11 161 -754 +500 Regular Season 87-72 IOWA
1/14/2020 Iowa Northwestern -5.5 141.5 -244 +194 Regular Season 75-62 IOWA
2/10/2019 N/A Iowa N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-79 IOWA
1/9/2019 N/A Northwestern N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-63 IOWA

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