2018 Season College Basketball Past Picks
January 09, 2019
Iowa at Northwestern
Wednesday 01/09 09:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Northwestern -2.5 (-115) (risk 1 to return 1.87) RESULT: LOSS
Iowa is 6-9 ATS this season and playing with only eight scholarship players plus their 6-11 starting forward, Luke Garza, is not nearly 100 percent healthy with a sprained ankle. The Hawkeyes lost both of their true road games, including a 22-point loss at Michigan State and a 16-point defeat at Purdue. They did manage a home win over Nebraska on Sunday when Jordan Bohannon scored 25 points and the Hawkeyes made nine more free throws than the Huskers. Northwestern has won four of its last six games and bounced back from a blowout loss at Michigan State with a 68-66 win over Illinois, which was held to a .393 field goal percentage. The Wildcats enjoyed balanced scoring with five players scoring between 10 and 13 points. Iowa is 9-24-1 ATS its last 34 road games and the last time these teams met on this court, Northwestern won by 35 points and the home team has covered the last five meetings. Go with Northwestern.