4* Big Ten *BEST BET*
Indiana vs. Iowa,
02/19/2012 18:00 EDT,
Score: 66 - 78
Point Spread: +4½/-110 Iowa
4* Big Ten *BEST BET* on Iowa +4.5
Motivated by back-to-back losses on the road and an embarrassing 14-point loss at Indiana last month, expect the Hawkeyes to bounce back strong at home this evening.
The Hoosiers haven't been the same team on the road where they have lost 4 of their last 5. They are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games as a favorite of 6.5 points or less.
Iowa has been at its best at home where it is 11-5. The Hawkeyes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog of 6.5 points or less.
The fact Indiana enters off back-to-back home wins is also significant. That's because fading the Hoosiers in road games off 2 or more consecutive home wins has produced a perfect 6-0 ATS record since coach Crean took the helm. The Hoosiers have lost these games by an average score of 81.9 to 66.4.
The Hawks have won 4 of the last 5 meetings overall and 3 straight in Iowa City. The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings at Iowa. Take the points.