Iowa at Northwestern 1/9/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
On Wednesday, the Iowa Hawkeyes visit Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois to play the Northwestern Wildcats in a Big Ten showdown. The Hawkeyes improved to 12-3 on the season following a 93-84 win over Nebraska on Sunday. Jordan Bohammon led Iowa with 25 points while Tyler Cook chipped in with 16.
Northwestern improved to 10-5 on the season following its 68-66 win over Illinois on Sunday. Northwestern was led by A.J. Turner who sank a three-pointer with just 10.1 second remaining on the game clock. Vic Law was the Wildcats high scorer with 13 points.
Tyler Cook leads Iowa in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Luka Garza is the second leading scorer with an average of 12.3 points per game. Connor McCaffery leads the Hawkeyes in assists with an average of 3.1 per game. Iowa is shooting 47.1% from the field and 36.1% from 3-point territory.
Vic Law leads Northwestern in scoring with an average of 17.6 points per game. Two other Wildcats are averaging double figures in scoring. The leading rebounder is Dererk Pardon with an average of 8.3 rebounds per game, while the leader in assists is A.J. Turner with an average of 3.3 per game. Northwestern is shooting 43.2% from the field and 34.0% from 3-point territory.
Iowa has covered the number in 8 of its last 11 versus Northwestern. Northwestern has failed to cover 4 of its last 5 played in Wednesday and 6 of its last 8 versus opponents from the Big Ten. Iowa has played much better this season and is coming off a big win over ranked Nebraska, while Northwestern had its hands full in a win over lowly Illinois. Final Score Prediction, Iowa Hawkeyes win and cover ATS 77-71.