Betting on today's Scarlet Knights and Hawkeyes game? Catch the action at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA, as the Hawkeyes hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on BTN. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 152 points, and the Hawkeyes are favored to win at home against the Scarlet Knights.

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS VS IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes -7

This game will be played at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 12:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE IOWA HAWKEYES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Hawkeyes.
  • Not only will Iowa pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Rutgers Grab a Win on the Road?

After a tough loss to Ohio State, Rutgers heads to Iowa as 7-point underdogs. So far this season, the Scarlet Knights are 8-5 overall and 1-2 on the road.

Over their last 10 road games, Rutgers is just 4-6. This season, they have been favored in nine of their 13 games and have gone 7-2 in those contests.

Against the spread, Rutgers has a 6-7 record this season. As the underdog, the Scarlet Knights are 2-2 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-1 this year and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Rutgers' games is 3-10. The average scoring total in their games is 130.4 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 135.7. Today's over/under line of 152 is higher than the average scoring total in their games and their last three games have had an average scoring total of 131 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Rutgers offense tallied 72 points in a matchup against Ohio State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.3%, and they made 6 threes. Aundre Hyatt is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 12.1. Meanwhile, Clifford Omoruyi also brings a PPG average of 11.1 into the game.

Rutgers' defense has been playing well, ranking 17th nationally, with 62.5 points allowed per game. Rutgers' three-point defense is currently 107th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.9% of their shots vs. Rutgers.

Will Iowa Come Through as Home Favorites?

Heading into today's matchup, the Iowa Hawkeyes are favored by 7 points over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. So far this season, Iowa has gone 8-6 overall and 8-2 at home.

In their last game, the Hawkeyes faced off against Wisconsin and lost by a score of 83-72. Over their last 10 games at home, Iowa has gone 8-2.

As the favorite, Iowa has gone 4-5 against the spread this season and they are 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Hawkeyes have an ATS record of 4-6 this year and they have gone 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Iowa games is 10-4 and today's line of 152 is lower than the average OU line in their games (161.4). Their last three games have averaged 171 points compared to a season average of 164.4 points per game.

The Iowa offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Wisconsin. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.5% while connecting on 7 threes. The team's scoring leader is Ben Krikke, who holds an average of 16.5 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Tony Perkins is averaging 14.1 points per game this season.

The Hawkeyes' defense is presently ranked 254th nationally, allowing an average of 77.6 points per contest. In today's game, the Iowa defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 83 points.