Iowa vs. Clemson Prediction & Odds
Number twenty-five Iowa and unranked Clemson both travel to Niceville, FL to face each other on Black Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET. Can the Hawkeyes cover the 9.5-point spread as neutral site favorites?
Iowa is 4-0 with their best wins coming against Seton Hall and Omaha. They’ll look to remain undefeated on Friday. The Hawkeyes are 4-0 against the spread this year.
Clemson is 4-1 this season with their best wins coming over SC Upstate and Bellarmine. Their only loss came against South Carolina. The Tigers are 1-4 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
883 Iowa Hawkeyes (-9.5) vs. 884 Clemson Tigers (+9.5); O/U 148.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, November 25, 2022
The Arena at Northwest Florida State, Niceville, FL
Iowa vs. Clemson Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Hawkeyes in this game. Our public betting data illustrates that 67% of public bettors are on Iowa -9.5. Do note that those numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Iowa Game Notes
Iowa’s star player is junior forward Kris Murray. Murray is the twin brother of Keegan Murray who was an All-American at Iowa last year and was the 4th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Kris Murray has exploded this season averaging a team-high 23.8 points per game on 62.5% shooting from the field and 47.8% shooting from three. If that wasn’t enough, Murray is also second on the team in rebounding at 8 per game.
Iowa’s best guard is 6’4” junior Tony Perkins. He is questionable for Friday’s game with a thigh injury. Perkins missed Iowa’s last game with the aforementioned injury. Tony Perkins leads the team with 5.3 assists per game and 2 steals per game. He also ranks third on the club with 13.3 points per game. Perkins has done a nice job setting up Iowa’s bigs this year and if he plays he should continue to do so on Friday.
Clemson Game Notes
Clemson’s leading scorer is junior guard Chase Hunter. Hunter is averaging 16.2 points per game for the Tigers this season while also dishing out a team-high 4.8 assists per game. He’s been burning up the nets from three in the early part of the season, shooting a blistering 68.4% from deep through five games.
Clemson’s top big man is senior forward Hunter Tyson. Tyson is second on the Tigers in scoring at 12.4 points per game and leads the club in rebounding with 9.6 per game. Tyson doesn’t block many shots (just 0.2 per game) and he might have his hands full with Iowa’s front-line players. The Hawkeyes have 4 players that are 6’7” or taller and are averaging at least 10 points per game.
Iowa vs. Clemson CBB Betting Trends
Iowa is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Iowa is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
Iowa is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Clemson is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Iowa vs. Clemson State CBB Prediction:
Iowa is a deep team. The Hawkeyes have 5 players averaging at least 10 points per game and they have 7 players that average over 19 minutes per game. The possibility of Tony Perkins’ absence might not matter as Iowa beat Omaha without him 100-64 this past Monday. The Hawkeyes rank third in the country with an average scoring margin of +31 points per game and they lead the nation with an offensive efficiency of 1.254. I think Iowa is the far superior team and that they’ll win this game by double digits.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: IOWA HAWKEYES -9.5