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Northern Illinois Huskies vs Iowa Prediction 12/29/2023

The Northern Illinois Huskies (6-5) travel to face off against the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-5) on Friday, December 29th. This game will be played at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City and televised on B1G+. Both Northern Illinois and Iowa will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Iowa Hawkeyes

The Northern Illinois Huskies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After 11 games, Northern Illinois has a 6-5 overall record. If Northern Illinois wins their next game, their road record will be at .500, currently 2-3. As of today, Northern Illinois has a 5-2 ATS record. However, in their last five games, they are 0-4 vs. the spread.

Northern Illinois comes in with an over/under record of 5-2-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 160.7 points per game so far. The Huskies’ last five games have culminated with an average of 147 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

The Iowa Hawkeyes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As they prepare for their 13th game of the season, Iowa currently holds a 7-5 record. In their away games, the Hawkeyes are 0-3 and at home they are 5-1. As Iowa enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 3-6. Over their last ten games, Iowa has gone 1-4 against the spread.

So far, Iowa’s games have averaged 163.9 points per game with the average over/under line being 160.9 points. Looking at the Hawkeyes’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 164 points per game.

Northern Illinois Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 80.5 points per game, the Northern Illinois had a below average performance. They scored 71 points against Monmouth and had a field goal percentage of 46%. For the season, the Northern Illinois offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 47%. So far, they have hit 56% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7.3 made three’s per contest.

David Coit (G) 17.5 3.8 3.8
Zarique Nutter (G) 15.7 5.1 2.4
Xavier Amos (F) 11.6 6.1 1.0

Iowa Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 86.6 points per game, the Iowa had a below average performance. They scored 65 points against Iowa State and had a field goal percentage of 38.6%. The top scorer for the Hawkeyes was Payton Sandfort with 14 points, while Dasonte Bowen also added 13 to the scoreboard.

Ben Krikke (F) 16.8 5.5 1.4
Payton Sandfort (F) 13.7 6.9 3.0
Tony Perkins (G) 13.5 4.8 3.3

Northern Illinois Team Defense

At present, the Huskies’ defense is nationally ranked 238th, allowing 76.4 points per game. Against Monmouth in their most recent game, the Northern Illinois defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Monmouth to hit 41% of their shots.

Iowa Team Defense

At this time, the Hawkeyes’ defense is positioned 221st in the country, permitting 75.3 points per game. Iowa’s three-point defense is currently 140th in the country at 8.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.3% of their shots vs. Iowa.

Huskies vs Hawkeyes Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Huskies have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 73 points per game in these contests.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Iowa has an ATS record of 3-6-1 while averaging 69 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Huskies have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Northern Illinois posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • The last ten games that Iowa was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 7-3 straight up.

Huskies vs Hawkeyes Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Hawkeyes vs. Hawkeyes game, we suggest taking the Hawkeyes at -16.5. Even though our predictions have the Hawkeyes winning 76-68, we see the Huskies as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 168.5 and our model has the Huskies and Hawkeyes finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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