Check out our free Auburn vs Iowa pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Birmingham. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Auburn vs Iowa Pick & Preview: Thursday, March 16th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Hawkeyes Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Auburn Tigers at Iowa Hawkeyes
- Where: Birmingham at Legacy Arena at BJCC
- Date: Thursday, March 16th
- Betting Odds: Auburn -1, AUBRN -120 | IOWA +100 O/U 151.0
Auburn will take the floor against the Hawkeyes with an overall record of 20-12. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 15th game of the season, having gone 6-9. So far, the Tigers have been favored 25 times, going 20-5 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Auburn as -1 point favorites.
Auburn will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Wendell Green Jr. who is averaging 13.84 points per game for the Tigers. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of Johni Broome who has hit 52.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.0 points per game.
Auburn comes into today’s matchup vs Iowa, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.7 points per game. Through 32 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Tigers have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 313th in possessions per game.
The Iowa Hawkeyes head into today’s game in what will be their 33rd game of the season, posting a record of 19-13. Currently, the Hawkeyes have been the home team 20 times, sitting with a record of 15-5. So far, the Hawkeyes have been the underdog 9 times, going 3-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Iowa will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kris Murray who is averaging 20.39 points per game for the Hawkeyes. Murray is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Hawkeyes’ offensive game plan is the play of Filip Rebraca who has hit 57.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.06 points per game.
So far this season, Iowa has put together a strong scoring offense at 83.8 points per game (7th). This strong figure has come despite the Hawkeyes playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.8% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Iowa’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 46.4%
Free Spread Prediction: Iowa Hawkeyes +1
Heading into this matchup between the Auburn Tigers and Iowa Hawkeyes we have a strong lean on taking the points with Iowa at +1. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Iowa to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Iowa Hawkeyes at +1. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.