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Iowa vs. Western Illinois – College Basketball – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Iowa Hawkeyes (9-3) take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks (10-3) as heavy, 18-point favorites on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup has a point total of 162.

Iowa vs. Western Illinois Predictions

Iowa vs. Western Illinois Betting Odds

Iowa vs Western Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Iowa -18 162 points

Iowa vs. Western Illinois Betting Trends

  • Iowa has covered the spread in a matchup eight times this season (8-4-0).
  • In games this season when favored by 18 points or more, the Hawkeyes are 5-2 against the spread.
  • Games involving Iowa have hit the over nine times this season.
  • The Hawkeyes put up 87.6 points per game, 15.6 more points than the 72.0 the Leathernecks allow.
  • When Iowa puts up more than 72.0 points, it is 7-3 against the spread and 9-1 overall.
  • Western Illinois is 7-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • This year, Western Illinois’ games have hit the over five times out of 11 chances.
  • The Leathernecks average 11.7 more points per game (81.8) than the Hawkeyes allow their opponents to score (70.1).
  • When it scores more than 70.1 points, Western Illinois is 6-3 against the spread and 9-2 overall.

Iowa vs. Western Illinois Over/Under Trends

  • Five Iowa games this season have gone over Wednesday’s total of 162 points.
  • There have been five Western Illinois games that have finished with a combined score over 162 points this season.
  • The Hawkeyes average 87.6 points per game against the Leathernecks’ 81.8, totaling 7.4 points over the matchup’s over/under of 162.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 142.1 points per game, 19.9 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season the average total for Hawkeyes games is 149.0 points, 13.0 fewer than the over/under of 162 points for this contest.
  • Leathernecks games have an over/under of 147.5 points this season, 14.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Iowa Team Leaders

  • Keegan Murray: 23.2 PTS, 8.0 REB, 1.5 STL, 1.9 BLK, 57.6 FG%, 30.6 3PT% (15-for-49)
  • Kris Murray: 9.3 PTS, 50.6 FG%, 47.1 3PT% (16-for-34)
  • Patrick McCaffery: 9.9 PTS, 43.2 FG%, 29.0 3PT% (9-for-31)
  • Tony Perkins: 8.9 PTS, 1.3 STL, 45.0 FG%, 34.8 3PT% (8-for-23)
  • Filip Rebraca: 5.7 PTS, 55.3 FG%

Western Illinois Team Leaders

  • Trenton Massner: 15.9 PTS, 1.3 STL, 43.0 FG%, 42.4 3PT% (25-for-59)
  • Colton Sandage: 15.0 PTS, 1.3 STL, 45.0 FG%, 39.5 3PT% (34-for-86)
  • Will Carius: 17.8 PTS, 43.9 FG%, 43.1 3PT% (44-for-102)
  • Luka Barisic: 12.3 PTS, 39.7 FG%, 30.6 3PT% (26-for-85)
  • Tamell Pearson: 8.8 PTS, 7.0 REB, 56.3 FG%

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