Iowa vs Penn State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 21, 2021

The No. 11 Iowa Hawkeyes (16-6) host the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-10) as heavy, 11.5-point favorites after Luka Garza put up 30 points in the Hawkeyes 77-62 victory over Wisconsin. The matchup airs on FS1 at 5:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 21, 2021. The point total is 157.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 21, 2021, 2:20 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Iowa Betting Information

  • Iowa has an 11-8 record ATS this year.
  • The Hawkeyes have a winning record against the spread when favored by 11.5 points or more, going 4-1 this season.
  • In 57.9% of their games this season (11/19), the Hawkeyes and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Hawkeyes took down Wisconsin 77-62 and covered the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, while going under the 144 point total in their last outing on Thursday. Garza totaled a team-high 30 points in the victory.

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 22 24.7 8.4 1.8 0.5 1.6 1.5
Joe Wieskamp 22 15.5 6.7 1.5 1.0 0.3 2.5
Jordan Bohannon 22 9.8 3.3 4.6 0.6 0.0 2.5
CJ Fredrick 18 8.0 1.2 2.4 0.3 0.1 1.5
Jack Nunge 20 7.8 5.7 1.4 0.4 1.0 0.7

Penn State Betting Information

  • Penn State has played as expected this season with an even 8-8 record ATS.
  • As at least an 11.5-point underdog, the Nittany Lions tend to cover the spread with a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • Penn State and its opponents have typically not covered the over/under this season, only hitting the over in 43.8% (7) of their 16 games played.
  • The Nittany Lions fell to Ohio State 92-82 and failed to cover the spread as 5-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 146 point total on Thursday in their most recent contest. Myreon Jones put up a team-high 18 points in the loss.

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

Penn State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Myreon Jones 18 15.1 2.8 1.9 1.4 0.1 2.3
Izaiah Brockington 18 13.7 4.5 2.1 1.0 0.3 0.6
Seth Lundy 18 10.9 4.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.7
John Harrar 18 9.0 8.6 1.1 0.6 0.4 0.0
Sam Sessoms 17 8.9 1.7 2.0 1.1 0.1 0.9

Total Facts

  • Iowa’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup over/under (157.5 points) in 50% of opportunities (11 out of 22 matchups).
  • In six out of Penn State’s 18 games this season (33.3%), the competing teams combined for more points than the over/under in Sunday’s matchup.
  • The point total for the contest of 157.5 is 2.5 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Hawkeyes (87 points per game) and the Nittany Lions (73 points per game).
  • The 146.7 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 10.8 fewer than the 157.5 over/under in this contest.
  • On average, the Hawkeyes have seen a 160 over/under in their games this season, 2.5 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Nittany Lions games have an over/under of 146.7 points this season, 10.8 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
2/29/2020 Iowa Iowa -4 151.5 -188 +149 Regular Season 77-68 IOWA
1/4/2020 Penn State Neutral Court -2.5 154 -143 +119 Regular Season 89-86 PENNST
1/16/2019 N/A Penn State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 89-82 IOWA

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