Iowa vs Indiana Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, January 5, 2023

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The Iowa Hawkeyes (8-6, 1-3 Big Ten) will look to snap a three-game losing streak when hosting the Indiana Hoosiers (10-3, 1-2 Big Ten) on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This contest is at 9:00 PM ET.

Thursday’s matchup between the Hawkeyes and the Hoosiers features a tight line of Iowa -1.5. The game’s point total is 152.5.

Iowa vs. Indiana Odds

Point Spread for Iowa vs. Indiana

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Iowa as the favorite.

Iowa vs. Indiana Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iowa has -124 odds to pick up the win, while Indiana is listed at +103 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 152.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa
  • Arena: Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Iowa vs. Indiana Betting Trends

Against the spread, Iowa is 7-7-0 this year. The Hawkeyes have been chosen as favorites in nine games this year and have walked away with the win six times (66.7%) in those games. Iowa’s games this year have gone over the total in six out of 13 opportunities (46.2%).

In Indiana’s 13 games this season, it has six wins against the spread. The Hoosiers have been listed as the moneyline underdog only two other times so far this season, and they lost both games. Indiana’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 61.5% of the time (eight out of 13 games with a set point total).

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Iowa vs. Indiana Key Players to Watch


Filip Rebraca puts up 14.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocked shots. Kris Murray leads the Hawkeyes with 20.4 points per game and 9.8 rebounds, while also putting up 1.9 assists. Patrick McCaffery puts up 12.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 39.7% from the floor and 32.8% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per game. Tony Perkins is tops on the Hawkeyes at 3.1 assists per contest, while also posting 3.3 rebounds and 11.3 points.


Trayce Jackson-Davis is putting up team highs in points (16.4 per game) and rebounds (8.2). And he is contributing 2.8 assists, making 63.4% of his shots from the field. Race Thompson is putting up 8.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, making 47.3% of his shots from the floor. Xavier Johnson paces the Hoosiers in assists (4.9 per game), and posts 9.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. He also puts up 1.2 steals and 0.0 blocked shots. Jalen Hood-Schifino gets the Hoosiers 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest. He also averages 1.2 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Iowa Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes are scoring 81.1 points per game (26th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while surrendering 71.4 points per contest (246th-ranked). With 36.5 rebounds per game, Iowa is 35th in college basketball. It gives up 33.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 303rd in college basketball.

Iowa is making 7.6 three-pointers per game (171st-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 31.7% shooting percentage (282nd-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Hawkeyes are giving up 6.6 three-pointers per game (113th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 31.8% (120th-ranked) from three-point land.

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What you need to know about the Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana put together a 12-11-0 record against the spread last year in conference play. At 80.1 points scored per game and 65.3 points conceded, the Hoosiers are 34th in the country offensively and 91st on defense. On the boards, Indiana is 94th in college basketball in rebounds (34.5 per game). It is 95th in rebounds conceded (29.5 per game).

At 7.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.5% from downtown, Indiana is 224th and 75th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. The Hoosiers are 220th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7.4 per game) and 156th in 3-point percentage defensively (32.5%).

Iowa vs. Indiana Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Iowa, and we expect that Indiana will cover the spread (Iowa -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 152.5 points.

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How to bet Iowa vs. Indiana

You can bet on Iowa vs. Indiana at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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