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Afternoon Annihilation CBB 8*

Afternoon Annihilation CBB 8*

Rutgers vs. Iowa, 03/02/2019 17:00 EDT, Score: 86 - 72

Point Spread: -8½/-105 Iowa

Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Result: Loss

Afternoon Annihilation - Rickenbach CBB Game #698 Saturday 8* Iowa Hawkeyes (-) vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ 5 ET - Iowa’s head coach Fran McCaffery has been suspended for two games for berating an official after the ugly loss to Ohio State in the Hawkeyes most recent game. The good news for the Hawkeyes is the assistant coaches who will take over for the next two games include guys with head coaching experience and they've also each been on his staff the past 9 seasons. Additionally, McCaffery is still leading practices and film sessions and will even be in the building for this game as there is a ceremony for Hawkeyes senior Baer taking place Saturday. Of course Iowa is going to be hungry for multiple reasons here. They're not happy about the fact they just lost by 20 to Ohio State and certainly that led to the anger which further led to their coach's tirade which further led to his suspension. The Hawkeyes want to respond here after all the ugliness from the Buckeyes game and this is the final home game for Iowa. Where they hold a big edge here in this match-up is not only the home floor factor but also the fact that the Scarlet Knights struggle to defend the 3. Also, the set up is perfect with Iowa off an ugly loss and Rutgers off a rare win. The Scarlet Knights had lost 5 of 6 prior to winning their most recent game. The Hawkeyes are 7-1 ATS this season when off a game in which they allowed 80 or more points. Also, Rutgers hasn't played since Sunday and they are 2-5 ATS (including 1-3 ATS this season) when playing with 5 or 6 days of rest between games. Iowa is also 9-4 ATS in recent seasons when facing a team with a losing record. That is combined trends of 21-7 / 75% in favor of a home blowout in this one. 8* IOWA

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