Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 10 (3/10): NCAAB

Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 10 (3/10): NCAAB

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Time 2:00 p.m. EST
Northwestern money line +275
Northwestern spread +7.5
Iowa money line -350
Iowa spread -7.5
Over / under 147.5


2021-2022 season stats
  Northwestern Wildcats Iowa Hawkeyes
Record 15-15 22-9
Road / home record 3-8 15-3
Streak W2 L1
Points per game 72.93 83.26
Points allowed per game 68.52 71.03
Rebounds per game 34.66 37.17
Rebounds allowed per game 35.17 36.06
Over / under record 13-15-1 19-11-1



The Northwestern Wildcats and the Iowa Hawkeyes will meet again in the 2nd round of the Big Ten tournament. Last time these teams faced off, the Hawkeyes beat the Wildcats at home 82-61 and covered as -10 points favorites, the total went under 151.5 pts.


Northwestern, which had lost its opening game in the last five tournaments, cameback from a 15 points deficit and beat Nebraska 71-69.  Boo Buie scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and drew a critical charge with 10.5 seconds left. Pete Nance had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats get here with a 15-15 record overall and 7-13 against conference opponents. They're 2-1 playing in neutral sites.

The team average 72.93 points per game (133rd), shooting 42.7% from the field and 34.5% on three-pointers. Defensively, Northwestern ranks 162nd and allows 68.5 points per game and 35.17 rebounds.

Northwestern have lost 9 of their last 10 games against Iowa.


#24 Iowa gets here with a 22-9 record overall and have won 8 of their last 10 games but they lost their last one against Illinois. The Hawkeyes have one of the best offenses in the nation and have beat tough teams like Michigan, Virginia and Ohio St.

Iowa has also one of the best players in the country, Keegan Murray who is averaging 23.3 ppg and 55.4% fg, he's grabbing 8.6 rebounds per game. J. Toussaint leads in assists with 3.5 per game.

Defensively the team are allowing 71.03 points per game (233rd) and 36.02 rebounds.

The Hawkeyes are 1-0 this season playing in neutral sites.


Northwestern are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Northwestern are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against Iowa.

Iowa are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 6 games.


The Wildcats had a huge comeback against Nebraska in the 1st round game so they'll be motivated for this game, the thing is they have an Iowa team that has the #5 offense in the nation and already beat them by 19 points. The Hawkeyes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference. Take Iowa to cover.

PICK: Iowa -7.5 (-110)

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