Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 1/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 1/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Iowa Hawkeyes (12-4) are on their way to challenge the Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-4) in the Big Ten Conference at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 2:00 PM ET.

 

Iowa started the season with seven successive victories but lost the next three matches to Purdue, Illinois, and Iowa State. However, the Hawkeyes managed to get back and won five of their last six contests played including their recent against the Indiana Hoosiers on January 13.

 

Iowa is in 9th place at 2-3 in the Big Ten Conference with a 12-4 overall standing while winning one of their last three games played on the road.

 

The Hawkeyes chased a seven-point deficit on their way to halftime break but ended up taking a 42-26 lead in the final half and busted the Hoosiers at 83-74 on Thursday. Forward Kris Murray nailed a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds in lifting Iowa in the victory.

 

The Hawkeyes marked an average of 86.5 PPG in shooting 47.8% from the floor and 35.4% from the long-range. Forward Keegan Murray led Iowa in scoring and rebounding with an average of 23.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per match while Guard Joe Toussaint led the team in assists with an average of 3.7 per contest. The Iowa Hawkeyes have four players on double-figure average scoring this season. 

 

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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Predictions 1/16/2022

 

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be making another homestand after winning 10 of their last 14 games played this season. The Golden Gophers ended a 3-game winning streak after losing their three contests in a row versus Illinois, Indiana, and the Michigan State Spartans in that order.

 

Minnesota dropped to 12th place at 1-4 in the Big Ten Conference with an overall standing at 10-4 while winning five of their last seven home outings this season. The Golden Gophers lost one key player in F Eric Curry after scoring 19 points which caused the two-point loss to the Spartans on January 12. Guard EJ Stephens added 18 points with 6 rebounds for Minnesota.

 

Forward Jamison Battle led Minnesota in scoring with an average of 17.9 PPG while Forward Eric Curry led in rebounding with an average of 6.8 RPG and Guard Payton Willis led in assists with an average of 3.6 per outing. The Golden Gophers scored an average of 69.6 PPG on 45% overall shooting and 34.0% from the rainbow territory.               

 

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Iowa -5.5. The Hawkeyes are the better team here after gaining an average of a nice 86.5 PPG that ranked 4th in the nation while the Golden Gophers struggled with an average of 69.6 PPG this season. Iowa shot 47.8% overall that ranked 35th in the league. The prediction: Iowa will win at 82-76.

 

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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 1/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 2:00 PM ET

 

Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN

 

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022

 

TV: BTN

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Iowa Hawkeyes -5.5  

 

NCAAB Totals: 153.5    

 

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