Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers January 10, 2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

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The No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2) are 9-point favorites as they try to extend a three-game winning streak when they host the No. 16 Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-3) on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game airs at 2:30 PM ET on BTN. The matchup has an over/under set at 163 points.

Betting Information

Iowa vs Minnesota Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Iowa -9 -110 -110 163 -109 -113 -461 349

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Total Facts

  • The Hawkeyes and their opponents have combined to record more than 163 points in 50% of their outings this season (six of 12 opportunities).
  • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score more than 163 points in four of 13 outings (30.8%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 9.1 more points per game (172.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 163 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 146.6 points per game, 16.4 fewer than the over/under in this game.
  • The average total the Hawkeyes have had set in games this year is 2.8 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Golden Gophers games this season have averaged a total of 152.9 points, 10.1 less than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Hawkeyes average 19.2 more points per game (92.4) than the Golden Gophers allow (73.2).
  • Iowa has a 9-2 record overall and a 6-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 73.2 points.
  • Minnesota has a 1-0 record against the spread and a 1-0 record overall in games when it allows more than 92.4 points.
  • The Golden Gophers put up an average of 79.7 points per game, 6.3 more points than the 73.4 the Hawkeyes give up.
  • Minnesota has put together a 9-0 overall record and a 6-0-1 ATS record in games it scores more than 73.4 points.
  • Iowa’s record is 1-2 overall and 1-2 against the spread when it gives up more than 79.7 points to its opponents.
  • The Hawkeyes have scored a total of 228 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 19 per game), and the Golden Gophers have out-scored opponents by 84 points on the season (6.5 more per game).

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Iowa Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Iowa has been strong this season, posting a 7-4 record.
  • When favored by at least 9 points, the Hawkeyes have fared well against the spread, compiling a 4-1 record.
  • Iowa has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 8 of 11 games for a 72.7% rate.

Minnesota Betting Information

  • The Golden Gophers have a winning record against the spread, going 6-5-1 ATS (covering 50% of the time).
  • The Golden Gophers have fared well as a 9-point underdog, going 2-1-1 against the spread when they are at least 9-point underdogs.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 7 of 12 (58.3%).

Head to Head

Iowa vs Minnesota (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/25/2020 Iowa -6.5 166 -286 +228 Regular Season 102-95 MINN
2/16/2020 Minnesota -5 149 -208 +168 Regular Season 58-55 IOWA
12/9/2019 Iowa -5.5 147.5 -261 +201 Regular Season 72-52 IOWA
1/27/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 92-87 MINN

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Iowa Leaders

  • Luka Garza leads the Hawkeyes in scoring and rebounding, tallying 27.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
  • Connor McCaffery leads the Hawkeyes in assists, averaging 4.6 per game while also scoring 3.3 points per contest.
  • Jordan Bohannon contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Hawkeyes. He knocks down 2.7 threes per game.
  • Joe Toussaint is the Hawkeyes leader in steals, averaging 1.2 steals per game, while Garza leads them in blocks with 1.8 per contest.

Minnesota Leaders

  • Marcus Carr racks up 21.5 points and adds 5.6 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Golden Gophers’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Liam Robbins is at the top of the Minnesota rebounding leaderboard with 7.3 rebounds per game. He also racks up 13.5 points and tacks on 0.9 assists per game.
  • Carr hits 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Golden Gophers.
  • Minnesota’s leader in steals is Jarvis Omersa with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is Robbins with 2.7 per game.
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