No. 4 Iowa starts as a 10.5 point favorite to beat Indiana in its Big Ten Conference matchup on Thursday, according to the latest William Hill Sportsbook odds. The Over-Under for total points is 152, with the money line set at -650 for Iowa and +450 for Indiana.
Against The Spread: Iowa vs Indiana
Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes come in at 10-4 against the spread this season and the Hoosiers are 9-5 in that category. Tip-off time for this encounter is slated for 9:00 PM ET with Fox Sports 1 providing the live television coverage. FoxSportsGo.com will be streaming the action for the fans using a smart device, such as Amazon Fire TV, Firesticks, and more.
How Will The Game Could Go? Who Should Win?
With Iowa entering the contest as the form team and packed with diverse talents, ESPN’s Basketball Power Index is making them the overwhelming favorites after being backed with an 85.0% chance to win.
The Hawkeyes (12-2, 6-1 Big Ten) have won five straight games heading into this matchup with Indiana at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena, scoring an average of 87 points per game and holding teams to 71.6 on the defensive side.
In the meantime, the Hoosiers (8-6, 3-4) an 81-69 defeat to Purdue on Jan. 14 and have lost two of the past three games. Indiana comes in averaging 72.6 points per game and is shooting 45.9 percent from the field. The Hoosiers’ defense is holding opposing teams to 67.6 points per game.
NBA prospect Luka Garza leads Iowa in points and rebounds with 26.9 points and 8.7, respectively. He is shooting 62.5% from the field and 47.9% from 3-pointers. Also averaging in double figures this season is Joe Wieskamp, who scores 14.4 points with 6.3 rebounds.
Trayce Jackson-Davis will be the focal man on Thursday again for Indiana, having put out 20.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game and shooting 53.5%.
Armaan Franklin is scoring 12.8 points per game and Al Durham is averaging 10.5 points per contest this season.