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Rutgers vs. Iowa: How to watch, odds, picks, final score predictions from ESPN, KenPom

Steve Samra01/29/23
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Rutgers vs Iowa
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are on the road looking for a measure of revenge on Sunday, preparing to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in Big Ten play at Carver-Hawkeyes Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Ahead of the game, which will be broadcast live on Big Ten Network, predictions and betting odds – including KenPom analytics – are rolling in.

How to watch Rutgers vs. Iowa

Tip-off: 2 p.m. ET

Location: Carver-Hawkeyes Arena, Iowa City, Iowa

Channel: Big Ten Network

Vegas odds

Iowa is a 3.5-point favorite over Rutgers on Sunday, according to VegasInsider. The over-under is set at 140.5 points.

ESPN BPI prediction

Predicted winner: Iowa

Predicted point differential: 1.2

Win probability (for Iowa): 54.7%

Matchup quality: 94.8

ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a tool that measures team strength and uses that to predict outcomes of future performances. ESPN’s BPI has Rutgers vs. Iowa ranked as the highest-rated game on Sunday’s slate in terms of matchup quality.

KenPom prediction

Predicted final score: Iowa 70, Rutgers 69

Win probability (for Iowa): 51%

KenPom is another tool that provides advanced analysis across college basketball. Like ESPN, KenPom projects that Iowa comes away with a victory over Rutgers.

More on Rutgers vs. Iowa

Moreover, Rutgers will be looking for revenge against Iowa after the Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights in Piscataway, New Jersey during a contest earlier in January. In that showdown, the Hawkeyes were led by Payton Sandfort, who amassed 22 points en route to a victory.

Rutgers has been one of the best teams in the Big Ten throughout the season, currently second in their conference. Meanwhile, Iowa has been a little more up and down, but another win over Rutgers would go a long way for them.

Regardless, it should be a tremendous contest, and one many in the Big Ten will be keeping an eye on.