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Friday's Tip Sheet

Indiana at Iowa – 9:00 PM EST

Both the Hawkeyes and Hoosiers are coming off tough losses in the final seconds at home on Tuesday. Iowa (20-6 SU, 12-14 ATS) had its four-game winning streak snapped in a 66-65 defeat to Maryland as 2 ½-point favorites. The Hawkeyes erased an 11-point deficit with six minutes remaining to grab a 65-64 advantage with 19 seconds left. Bruno Fernando’s tip-in gave the Terrapins the lead as a desperation three-pointer by Iowa fell short to prevent the Hawkeyes from a third straight win on a game-winning three.

Indiana (13-13 SU, 9-16 ATS) dropped their 11th game in 12 tries after suffering a 48-46 setback to rival Purdue. The Hoosiers managed a cover as six-point home underdogs, but IU fell to 0-6 SU in its last six games at Assembly Hall, while picking up their first ATS home win in conference play this season. Indiana limited Purdue to 31% shooting from the floor, but the Hoosiers shot 15-of-55 from the field, while hitting only 5-of-25 attempts from long range.

The Hoosiers beat Penn State to start their Big 10 road slate, but Archie Miller’s team has lost six of their last seven games away from Bloomington. For the exception of stunning Michigan State as 13 ½-point underdogs on February 2, the Hoosiers have lost by double-digits at Michigan, Purdue, and Minnesota, as the Gophers blasted Indiana, 84-63 last Saturday.

In two instances this season in which Iowa lost at home, the Hawkeyes fell short in their next contest in defeats at Michigan State and Minnesota. Iowa seeks the season sweep of Indiana after holding off the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall, 77-72 on February 7 as 2 ½-point underdogs. The victory was only the second in the last seven meetings for Iowa, while six of these matchups have sailed OVER the total.

Davidson at Rhode Island – 9:00 PM EST

Five games remain on the schedule for each of the 14 teams in the Atlantic 10 conference. Davidson (19-7 SU, 13-12 ATS) sits in second place in the A-10, one game behind VCU at 10-3 as the Wildcats are coming off only their third league defeat. Dayton led Davidson by 19 points with 9:30 minutes remaining in regulation, but the Wildcats stormed back to tie the game with 11 seconds left. The Flyers hit a late free throw to avoid a monumental meltdown and edge the Wildcats, 74-73 as 3 ½-point underdogs.

Davidson seeks the season sweep of Rhode Island (12-13 SU, 9-16 ATS) after dominating the Rams in the first matchup, 68-53 as four-point favorites. The Wildcats opening things up after owning a three-point halftime lead as Jon Axel Gudmundsson led Davidson with 20 points and 12 rebounds. When these teams met last season, Davidson beat URI by a combined three points in two wins, but the Rams were limited to fewer than 55 points for the sixth time this season.

URI looks to end a four-game losing streak after getting routed at VCU, 76-42 as seven-point underdogs. The Rams were ice-cold from the start by shooting 30% from the floor, including a 2-for-11 effort from three-point range. URI cashed its fifth consecutive UNDER ticket, while falling to 0-4 SU/ATS in its last four road contests. The Rams dropped their previous two home games to Dayton and Fordham, while being listed as a home underdog for the first time this season.

Ivy League Nuggets

Harvard (13-8 SU, 10-10 ATS) travels to Brown (15-9 SU, 9-10-3 ATS) as the Crimson are coming off a pair of road victories at Princeton and Penn last weekend. Following a shocking blowout loss at Dartmouth to tip off Ivy League play, Harvard has won six of its past seven conference contests, while posting a 4-0 ATS mark as long as it isn’t laying double-digits. The Bears are seeking consecutive Ivy wins for the first time this season after edging Columbia last Saturday. Harvard dominated Brown in its first matchup, 68-47 to easily cash as six-point favorites in early February 2.

The leader of the Ivy League heading into this weekend’s action is Yale (17-4 SU, 12-8 ATS), who owns a 7-1 record after outlasting Cornell, 98-92 last Saturday as 5 ½-point road favorites. The Bulldogs welcome in Dartmouth (11-13 SU, 11-8-3 ATS), who hung in a pair of close road losses at Penn and Princeton. The Big Green cashed in both those defeats as substantial underdogs, while improving to 4-1-1 ATS when receiving points in Ivy action. Yale crushed Dartmouth earlier this month, 89-68 as five-point road favorites to pick up its seventh consecutive victory in the series since 2016.

Both Cornell (13-11 SU, 11-11 ATS) and Princeton (13-8 SU, 9-10 ATS) sit in the middle of the Ivy League standings owning identical 5-3 conference marks. The Tigers outlasted the Big Red in overtime, 70-61 in early February as 1 ½-point road favorites, but Cornell has won four of five games since that setback. Cornell rode a four-game hot streak prior to a six-point home loss to Yale, while Princeton snapped a three-game skid in a 69-68 triumph over Dartmouth. In spite of the win, the Tigers are 0-4 ATS the last four games, including three non-covers in the favorite role.

Columbia (6-16 SU, 9-10-1 ATS) resides in last-place of the Ivy with a dreadful 1-7 record. The Lions lost for the fourth time in Ivy action by two points or less in last Saturday’s 65-63 home setback to Brown as one-point favorites. Columbia has managed covers the last two Friday nights as 10 ½-point underdogs at Harvard and a 9 ½-point ‘dog to Yale in close defeats. Columbia heads to Penn (15-9 SU, 12-11 ATS), who has alternated wins and losses in its past four games. The Quakers followed up an overtime win over Dartmouth with an overtime defeat to Harvard to fall to 1-2 in home league play. Penn slipped past Columbia in its first meeting, 72-70 earlier this month, but the Lions cashed as 5 ½-point underdogs.

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