Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa hawkeyes Prediction 2/11/2024

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction 2/11/2024

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-7) travel to face off against the Iowa Hawkeyes (13-10) on Sunday, February 11th. This game will be played at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City and televised on BTN. Minnesota is coming off a win in their previous game, while Iowa is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Penn State. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Are Coming Off A Win

Minnesota heads into this Big Ten matchup with a 15-7 record, including a 5-5 mark in conference play. The Golden Gophers have won two straight games and are coming off a 59-56 victory over Michigan State.

As the underdog, Minnesota has gone 4-6 this season, and they are 2-4 on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is -6.5 compared to +13.8 at home.

Minnesota has been a solid bet this season, going 16-4-1 against the spread. Their road ATS record is 4-2 and their last 3 road ATS mark is 2-1. As the underdog, the Golden Gophers are 7-3 vs. the spread this year and they are 8-2 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Minnesota’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-11 and today’s line of 155 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.5). So far, 15 of their games have finished with less than 155 points, including their last three games (137 points per game).

The Iowa Hawkeyes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their last game to Penn State by a score of 89-79, Iowa comes into this matchup with a 13-10 record. For the season, they have gone 11-4 at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +13.5.

As for Minnesota, they have gone just 2-6 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -7.5. So far, the Hawkeyes have been favored in 14 games, going 11-3 in those contests.

As the favorite this season, Iowa has gone 6-8 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is 9-14. In their last three games at home, the Hawkeyes’ ATS mark is 0-3. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Iowa is just 4-6 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Iowa games is 15-8 and today’s line of 155 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (160.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points and their over/under record during their last 10 games is 6-4.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Minnesota offense ended with 59 points against Michigan State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.2% and made 9 threes. Offensively, the Golden Gophers have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 74th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 223rd in percentage and 155th in three-pointers made.

Dawson Garcia (F) 17.3 6.5 1.9
Cam Christie (G) 11.1 3.8 2.2
Mike Mitchell Jr. (G) 10.0 2.6 2.8

Iowa Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Hawkeyes’ offense tallied 79 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 84 points per game. The top scorer for the Hawkeyes was Ben Krikke with 22 points, while Tony Perkins also chipped in with 11 points.

Tony Perkins (G) 15.5 4.1 4.3
Ben Krikke (F) 15.0 4.9 1.6
Payton Sandfort (F) 14.7 6.6 2.4

Minnesota Team Defense

So far, the Golden Gophers’ defense is ranked 72nd in the country at 67.6 points per contest. Minnesota’s three-point defense is currently 50th in the country at 5.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.5% of their shots vs. Minnesota.

Iowa Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Iowa is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.7 points per game (290th). In today’s game vs. Minnesota, the Iowa defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Iowa made 25 free-throws vs. the Hawkeyes.

Golden Gophers vs Hawkeyes Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Minnesota has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 68 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • Through their last ten home games, Iowa has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 75 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Golden Gophers have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
  • As the betting favorite, the Hawkeyes have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Iowa posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.

Golden Gophers vs Hawkeyes Prediction

The Hawkeyes is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 76-68. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Hawkeyes at -6.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 155 and our model has the Golden Gophers and Hawkeyes finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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