Iowa vs. Western Illinois odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Dec 3. predictions from proven model

The third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa is 2-0, while Western Illinois is playing its first game of the season. The Hawkeyes are 10-2-2 against the spread in their last 14 games as home favorites. The Leathernecks are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games.

The Hawkeyes are favored by 31.5 points in the latest Iowa vs. Western Illinois odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 153. Before making any Western Illinois vs. Iowa picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Western Illinois vs. Iowa. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Iowa vs. Western Illinois:

  • Western Illinois vs. Iowa spread: Hawkeyes -31.5
  • Western Illinois vs. Iowa over-under: 153 points
  • Western Illinois vs. Iowa money line: Hawkeyes -25000, Leathernecks +3000

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What you need to know about Western Illinois

The Leathernecks begin the 2020-21 season with a new coach, as Rob Jeter takes over from Bill Wright, who went 53-115 in six seasons running the Leathernecks that included a 5-21 mark in 2019-20.

Jeter has coached for 25 years, with seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Two of those came during his 11-season tenure as head coach from 2005 to 2016 at Milwaukee, winning two regular-season Horizon League titles and two conference tournament championships.

What you need to know about Iowa

The Hawkeyes are 2-0 to start the season, with a pair of easy victories over North Carolina Central and Southern. Iowa center Luka Garza went off on Southern for 36 first-half points and finished with 41 in the 103-76 victory. Garza is averaging 33.5 points and 9.5 rebounds so far in 2020.

Garza is one of 50 preseason candidates for the 2021 Wooden Award. A finalist for the 2020 award and the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year, Garza is shooting a blistering 22-of-25 shooting (88 percentage) so far.

How to make Western Illinois vs. Iowa picks

The model has simulated Western Illinois vs. Iowa 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning over on the total and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Western Illinois vs. Iowa? And which side of the spread cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of

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Ashley Joens leads No. 23 Iowa State women over TCU 91-68

Iowa State guard Ashley Joens (24) is knocked backwards as TCU guard Tavy Diggs (13) positions for a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.

Iowa State guard Ashley Joens (24) is knocked backwards as TCU guard Tavy Diggs (13) positions for a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.

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Ashley Joens scored 33 points and had 11 rebounds to lead No. 23 Iowa State to a 91-68 victory over TCU on Wednesday night in a Big 12 Conference opener.

Joens, who was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 Watch List on Wednesday, was 10-of-15 shooting and made all 10 of her free throws. It was her second double-double of the season and 20th of her career. She had 20 points in the first half against TCU (2-1, 0-1).

Kristin Scott added 15 points for Iowa State (2-1, 1-0). Freshman Aubrey Joens had four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.

Tavy Diggs scored 19 points for the Horned Frogs (2-1, 0-1), who shot 37% from the floor. Lauren Heard added 18 points and Michelle Berry had 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

The Cyclones started on a 19-5 run, Ashley Joens scored 13 points and the Cyclones built a 28-10 first-quarter lead. Aubrey Joens’ 3-pointer stretched Iowa State’s lead to 40-15 with 5:24 remaining in the second quarter and the Cyclones led 54-32 at halftime.

Attendance was 715 inside the 6,800-seat Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.

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Proven model backing Florida, Iowa

The Week 14 college football odds from William Hill Sportsbook are out, and bettors are on the hunt for value as intriguing matchups like Alabama vs. LSU, Wisconsin vs. Indiana and Florida vs. Tennessee take center stage. Mac Jones and the top-ranked Crimson Tide are coming off an impressive 42-13 victory in the Iron Bowl, and they’ll enter Saturday’s SEC showdown against LSU as 28.5-point favorites. Alabama suffered a 46-41 defeat against the Tigers in 2019, but LSU limps into Saturday’s contest having lost two of its last three games. The Crimson Tide, meanwhile, have won 10 of their last 11 road games and are averaging 48.5 points per game this season, which ranks third in the nation. 



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In the Big Ten, No. 16 Wisconsin takes the field after suffering a 17-7 loss against Northwestern on Nov. 21 and the Badgers are laying 14.5-points against the 12th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers. Which college football football bets have the most value on the Week 14 college football schedule? Before making any Week 14 college football picks on those games or others, be sure to see the latest college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 49-25 on all top-rated picks through 13 weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning almost $1,300 in profit already. Anybody who has followed it is way up. 

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Week 14 from William Hill and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Week 14 college football predictions 

One of the top Week 14 college football picks the model is recommending: No. 6 Florida (-17) covers on the road against Tennessee in a 3:30 p.m. ET SEC on CBS matchup. The Gators have won five in a row by 16 or more points and have gone 3-1-1 against the spread during that span. Tennessee, meanwhile, has dropped five straight and has failed to cover in all those games.

The Gators have also won 14 of their last 15 against Tennessee and have blown the Vols out by 26 or more points in their last two meetings. The simulations show Heisman candidate Kyle Trask throwing for well over 300 yards for the Gators. They pick up the cover in over 60 percent of simulations. The under (61.5), meanwhile, hits almost 60 percent of the time. 

Another one of the top Week 14 college football predictions from SportsLine’s model: No. 19 Iowa (-13) covers on the road against Illinois in a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff from Memorial Stadium. The Hawkeyes have strung together four consecutive victories after losing their first two games of the season. Iowa is

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Proven model backing Florida, Iowa State

The No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers (5-1) have been one of the best stories in college football this year, but they’ll now have to move forward without quarterback Michael Penix Jr. The breakout star tore his ACL and is out for the year. The latest Week 14 college football odds from William Hill Sportsbook now list No. 16 Wisconsin as a 14.5-point favorite, up 4.5 points from the opening line, as the Badgers take on the Hoosiers at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.



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Can backup quarterback Jack Tuttle help keep Indiana within the spread in that game or will the Badgers roll to a cover? And which other lines should you target in your Week 14 college football bets? Before making any Week 14 college football picks on that game or others, be sure to see the latest college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 49-25 on all top-rated picks through 13 weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning almost $1,300 in profit already. Anybody who has followed it is way up. 

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Week 14 from William Hill and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Week 14 college football predictions 

One of the top Week 14 college football picks the model is recommending: No. 6 Florida (-17) covers on the road against Tennessee in a 3:30 p.m. ET SEC on CBS matchup. The Gators have won five in a row by 16 or more points and have gone 3-1-1 against the spread during that span. Tennessee, meanwhile, has dropped five straight and has failed to cover in all those games.

The Gators have also won 14 of their last 15 against Tennessee and have blown the Vols out by 26 or more points in their last two meetings. The simulations show Heisman candidate Kyle Trask throwing for well over 300 yards for the Gators. They pick up the cover in over 60 percent of simulations. The under (61.5), meanwhile, hits almost 60 percent of the time. 

Another one of the top Week 14 college football predictions from SportsLine’s model: No. 13 Iowa State (-7) covers at home against West Virginia in a 3:30 p.m. ET matchup on Saturday. The Cyclones have perhaps the best QB-RB duo in the Big 12 in quarterback Brock Purdy and running back Breece Hall. Both were on display in an impressive win over Texas last week.

Purdy threw for over 300 yards and a touchdown, while Hall ran for 91 yards and a score. Matt Campbell’s team is 6-2 against the spread this season and is 3-1 ATS in

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No. 18 Iowa State women’s basketball slips against South Dakota State

Iowa State’s highly anticipated 2020-21 season started off with a convincing win Wednesday, but the No. 18 Cyclones fell short in the second game of the season in a 76-69 loss at South Dakota State.



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Iowa State (1-1, 0-0 Big 12 Conference) trailed nearly the entire game after surrendering an early lead. South Dakota State led by as many as 12 points in the first half before taking a 37-33 lead into the break. The Cyclones trailed by four entering the final period but were unable to regain the lead.

Preseason All-American Ashley Joens led the Cyclones with a game-high 36 points, thanks in part to a 15-for-16 effort at the charity stripe. Freshman Lexi Donarski (13 points) and senior Kristin Scott (11) also reached double-figures. Freshman Emily Ryan added seven rebounds and a game-high six assists.

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Next on Iowa State’s schedule is a Big 12 matchup at TCU. The game is set for a 6:30 p.m. tip Wednesday.

This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: No. 18 Iowa State women’s basketball slips against South Dakota State

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The Latest: Iowa St women’s hoops coach in quarantine | Sports

The University at Albany women’s basketball team has postponed its first three games following a surge of the novel coronavirus in the university community.

UAlbany enacted a full campus pause on Nov. 10 and the women’s team has not been permitted to practice since.

The women’s season opener was originally scheduled for Sunday at home against Central Connecticut State. Games against crosstown rival Siena on Dec. 2 and at Marist on Dec. 5 also were postponed.

No makeup dates have been set.

Due to current New York state COVID-19 guidelines, fan attendance at sporting events is not allowed.

The Butler Bulldogs will open their men’s basketball season Wednesday night with up to 1,500 fans at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

School officials say they voluntarily decided to limit capacity to fewer than the 2,275 fans the Marion County Department of Health approved because it will be the first game played under the school’s new COVID-19 protocols.

Fans will be subjected to temperature checks and are required to follow social distancing measures and wear face coverings.

Butler opens play against Western Michigan and says it will consider increasing capacity to 2,000 fans for Sunday’s second home game, against Eastern Illinois.

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