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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/29/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/29/2021 Picks Predictions Previews


The Western Illinois Leathernecks and the Iowa Hawkeyes will meet at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET. The Leathernecks played 22 games last season and won 7 meetings.


Western Illinois ended with a record of 5-9 in the Summit League play. The team lost its last two games in the regular season before playing in the Summit League Tournament. The Leathernecks lost the quarterfinals to South Dakota. 


The Leathernecks are sitting on a 10-3 record this season. The team snapped its seventh winning streak and lost to the Omaha Mavericks last Wednesday to a score of 78-84. G Trenton Massner poured 26 points with 4 rebounds and 2 assists. F Tamell Pearson notched 7 points with 14 rebounds and 1 assist. F Will Carius scored 20 points with 6 rebounds.


Western Illinois is shooting an average of 81.8 points per game, holding opponents to 72.0 points. The Leathernecks hauled 39.8 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 6.5 steals, and 2.5 blocks.


Will Carius leads the scoreline with 17.8 points. Tamell Pearson makes 7.0 rebounds and F Luka Barisic makes 0.5 blocks for the team. Trenton Massner leads the assists with 3.8 and the steals with 1.3.


  • The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches against Iowa.
  • The total went OVER in 12 of Western Illinois’ last 16 matches on the road.
  • The Leathernecks are 0-5 SU in their last 5 matches on the road against Iowa.

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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes Predictions 12/29/2021


The Iowa Hawkeyes rolled through the 2020-2021 season with an overall record of 22-9. The Hawkeyes finished in third place with a record of 14-6 in the Big Ten Conference. The team won each of its last three games in the regular season.


Iowa played in the Big Ten tournament and won the quarterfinals against Wisconsin before losing the semifinals to Illinois. The Hawkeyes advanced and won the first round against Grand Canyon before losing the second round to Oregon. 


The Hawkeyes are 9-3 this season. Iowa won over the SE Louisiana Lions last Tuesday to a score of 93-62. F Keegan Murray scored 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 assist. G Joe Toussaint had 5 points with 5 assists and 4 boards. F Patrick McCaffery scored 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.


Iowa is averaging 87.6 points per game, capping the competition to 70.1 points. The team hauled 37.6 rebounds, 17.7 assists, 8.1 steals, and 4.2 blocks per meeting. Keegan Murray leads with 23.2 points. 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.9 blocks while Joe Toussaint makes 3.7 assists.  


  • The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-3 SU in their last 12 matches.
  • The Hawkeyes are 11-1 SU in their last 12 matches at home.
  • The Hawkeyes are 5-0 SU in their last 5 matches at home against Western Illinois.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes. The NCAAB’s pick is the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes play better than the Leathernecks this season and will manage to take home the win on Wednesday. However, Iowa has a solid offense in store for this matchup that will let them cover the nut. Look for the Iowa Hawkeyes to win with a predicted score of 91-71. 


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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/29/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET


Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena 


Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021


TV: B1G+


NCAAB Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes -18


NCAAB Totals: 161.5


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