Against The Spread Pick
Penn State and Iowa are both well inside the top 25 polls, but both have hit a bump in the road as they prepare to face-off at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Nittany Lions rebounded from back-to-back losses by narrowly escaping at home against Rutgers by one-point. The Hawkeyes return home following an eight-point loss at the Breslin Center against Michigan State. Penn State has lost 12 of its last 13 visits to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last six games. In a match-up worthy of a four-point spread, both teams are bound for the NCAA tournament, and the battle of two-star players will be fun to watch, as Luka Garza battles Lamar Stevens. Taking the Hawkeyes at home to cover four points is the right move, but Penn State is still a tough team to take down.
Over Under Pick
Iowa battled too a 78-70 loss at Michigan State in their previous game which resulted in a 148-point total. That wasn’t enough production to reach the total in that game. Penn State hasn’t reached 70 points in each of their last three games. That includes their lowest total in a long-time as they only scored 56 points in a loss against Illinois. These teams both scored over 80 points in their meeting at the Palestra earlier this season, reaching a 175-point total. However, the last time they met in Iowa City, they didn’t reach a 150-point mark. Take the under 154.5-point total.