Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball Odds
Iowa Hawkeyes bets are popular in Iowa because the team has a good track record under coach Fran McCaffery. They should have another solid squad in 2022-23. Keegan Murray is gone, but the nucleus of the team returns from a Big Ten Tournament championship, top 25 ranking and NCAA Tournament appearance.
If you’re inclined to bet on Iowa Hawkeyes basketball know that legal online sportsbooks have arrived in Iowa. We’ll walk you through everything below. That includes all your major college basketball betting options plus the latest live odds on the Hawkeyes at Iowa online sportsbooks.
Watch this space because game odds will return in November 2022 when the Hawkeyes return to the court. Once futures odds are set for the 2022-23 season, you’ll see them below as well.
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How to Bet on Iowa Hawkeyes Men’s Basketball
If you’re at least 21 years of age, not on any gambling self-exclusion lists and somewhere in Iowa when you place your sports wager, you’re eligible to bet on Hawkeyes hoops using a licensed IA sportsbook. All you need to do is download the app associated with such a sportsbook onto your device or visit the sportsbooks’ websites. From there, the software will walk you through the registration process.
After the sportsbook has verified your account, you need to deposit funds, so you have some money for betting. Sportsbooks tend to give their best betting deals to first-time depositors, so check your email before you make your deposit.
At that point, you’re ready to start browsing the markets for Iowa men’s basketball. Click or tap on the college basketball menu on the app or website, then scroll until you see the Iowa game. The sportsbook may offer special promotions just for the contest, so be sure to watch out for those.
University of Iowa NCAAB Betting Options
During the basketball season, you’ll be able to place many types of bets on individual games, as well as place season-long bets. Here’s a rundown of the most popular wagers and betting lines for Iowa Hawkeyes games:
- Point Spread: The most popular basketball wager of all, the point spread sees the underdog given additional points to even the game. You’ll then bet on either of the teams to “beat the spread.” This can be a good wager if you think the favorites will win more comfortably than predicted, or if you think the underdog will run the favorites closer than predicted.
- Moneyline: This is a straightforward wager on which team will win the game. In one-sided games, you’ll see small odds for the favored team and long odds for the underdog, perhaps ideal if you fancy the Hawkeyes to pull off an upset in March Madness.
- Totals: With this option, you’ll be betting on whether the total points in the game will be above or below a given number. If you think the 3-point shooters will be on fire, bet over or if you’re anticipating a scrappy, tight affair, bet the under.
Depending on the sportsbook you choose, you’ll also find additional wagers. These can include period betting (such as half-time betting).
The most popular futures wager on college basketball is the eventual winner of the NCAA DI championship in March. If you think the Hawkeyes will break their duck, you could get some big odds in the early season.
Bets not allowed in Iowa
Iowa law says sportsbooks can’t take prop bets on individual Iowa college athletes’ performances. So, you won’t find markets on how many points Kris Murray will score in a half, for example.
That doesn’t apply to prop bets on college teams, however. Sportsbooks are free to accept wagers on how many points the Hawkeyes will score in a half as a team.
Season-long individual accomplishments like winning national awards are a gray area in IA. So far, IA sportsbooks have shied away from posting such markets to avoid the question.
How did the Hawkeyes do last season?
Unfortunately, the high-scoring Hawkeyes struggled to find the mark in a 67-63 loss to Richmond in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. They also lost national player-of-the-year finalist Keegan Murray to the NBA Draft. Guard Joe Toussaint transferred out and is on his way to West Virginia.
Still, the Hawkeyes have a lot to look forward to the 2022-23 season.
Looking ahead to the 2022-23 Hawkeyes
The Hawkeyes received some good news June 1 when Kris Murray (Keegan’s twin brother) removed his name from the NBA Draft. He’ll return to Iowa along with Patrick McCaffery, Connor McCaffery, Filip Rebraca, Tony Perkins and Peyton Sandfort. Josh Ogundele paid a visit to the transfer portal but decided to remain a Hawkeye. In general, the Hawkeyes haven’t landed many transfer targets for the 2022-23 season.
When does the Iowa schedule come out?
Some college football games are booked almost a decade in advance, but college basketball scheduling is much more fluid. Dates for the upcoming season will be added here or there throughout the summer.
Multiple reports suggest Iowa will host Bethune-Cookman in its Nov. 7 season-opener. North Carolina A&T follows on Nov. 11.
Use pencil as you mark down these non-conference home games as well. They could change:
- TBA — vs. Omaha as an Emerald Coast Classic preliminary game
- Nov. 29 — vs. Georgia Tech in the 2022 ACC/Big Ten Challenge
- Dec. 8 — vs. Iowa State
- Dec. 17 — vs. Southeast Missouri
- Dec. 21 — vs. Eastern Illinois
We know Iowa will be part of the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, FL. The Nov. 25-26 tournament features Cal, TCU and Clemson. Iowa will play two preliminary home contests before leaving for Florida.
The program just added a game in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Hawkeyes will play Duke, while Illinois and Texas square off. It’s a double-header, not a tournament.
Iowa Hawkeyes Men’s Basketball Records Past Few Years
- 2021-22: 26-10 overall; 16-8 Big Ten
- 2020-21: 22-9 overall; 14-6 Big Ten
- 2019-20: 20-11 overall, 11-9 Big Ten
- 2018-19: 23-12 overall, 10-10 Big Ten
- 2017-18: 14-19 overall, 4-14 Big Ten
- 2016-17: 19-15 overall, 10-8 Big Ten
- 2015-16: 22-11 overall, 12-6 Big Ten
Iowa Hawkeyes in March Madness
The first success for the Hawkeyes on the men’s side came in 1923 when Sam Barry’s team would finish tied for first in the Big Ten with a conference record of 11-1. The first outright win in the Big Ten then came in 1945, when the Hawkeyes finished with a stunning 17-1 record for the season.
The most successful era for the University of Iowa men’s basketball team was during the 1955 and 1956 seasons. In both of these years, the team would win the Big Ten conference and enjoy successful runs toward the national championship.
In 1955 the team would reach the Final Four and lose an agonizing game 73-76. It subsequently went one better in 1956, going all the way to the National Championship game, but suffering a 71-83 loss to San Francisco.
It would take until 1980 before the team would reach the Final Four again. That’s when the No. 5-ranked Hawkeyes would dispatch No. 4 NC State, No. 1 Syracuse and No. 3 Georgetown on the way to a Final Four loss to No. 2 Louisville.
In 1987, the Hawkeyes would enter the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed (their highest ever seeding), and saw a run to the Elite Eight, where they suffered a close defeat (84-81) to No. 1 seed UNLV.
The team has only managed two Sweet 16 runs in the years since. In 2006, the Hawkeyes would enter March Madness on a high, being named the No. 3 seed after a T-2nd run in the Big Ten. However, a tortuous 63-64 defeat to No. 14 seed Northwestern State in the first round put paid to their hopes.
In 2022, the Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Conference Tournament and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Iowa stumbled to 12th-seeded Richmond in the first round in one of the surprises of the Big Dance.
Iowa Hawkeyes Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff
In total, the Iowa Hawkeyes have had 22 coaches in their history. The current incumbent, Fran McCaffery, has been on the job since the start of the 2010-2011 season. Following are the records of the last three head coaches for the program:
- Fran McCaffery: 222-153 (2010-present)
- Todd Lickliter: 38-58 (2007-2010)
- Steve Alford: 152-106 (1999-2007)
Iowa Hawkeyes NBA Draft Picks
From BJ Armstrong and Roy Marble to Luka Garza and Keegan Murray, the Hawkeyes have put some major talent into the NBA pool.
The highest NBA Draft selection to play his college ball for the Hawkeyes was guard Fred Brown. The Seattle SuperSonics took him sixth overall in 1971.
Iowa has had a total of 55 players drafted by NBA teams, but only nine in the first round. No NBA team had drafted a former Hawkeye since 2015 until Joe Wieskamp went 41st overall to the San Antonio Spurs and Garza went 52nd overall to the Detroit Pistons in 2021.
Thirteen Hawkeyes have gone on to win world championships in the NBA. The list includes Don Nelson, Fred Brown, John Johnson, B.J. Armstrong, Bob Hansen and Matt Bullard. The biggest exception to that is Armstrong, who was an All-Star in the 1993-94 season and won three championships with the Chicago Bulls.
Top Iowa Men’s Basketball Players of All-Time
- Luka Garza: Garza is simply put the most decorated athlete in Iowa men’s basketball history. He challenged Dayton’s Obi Toppin for player of the year honors in 2019-2020 but left no doubt as to the nation’s best player in 2020-21. In his final two seasons, Garza was a consensus first-team All-American.
- Don Nelson: This member of Iowa’s 1,000-point club earned All-American recognition in the 1960-61 and 1961-62 seasons. That alone would be an impressive Iowa legacy. But, Nelson didn’t stop there. At 1,335, Nelson has the most coaching wins in NBA history. He has five world championships with the Celtics and his No. 19 was retired in Boston in 1978.
- Ronnie Lester: What might have been: Lester made All-American lists in 1978-79 and 1979-80 seasons. To this day, Iowa fans insist the Hawkeyes would have won the 1980 national championship if a knee injury didn’t cost Lester 16 games. Still, he finished with 1,675 points for Iowa.
- Roy Marble: With 2,115 points scored from 19896 to 1989, Marble is the only other Hawkeye to score more than 2,000 points in his Iowa career. His legacy extends to another generation as well. His son, Roy Devyn Marble has the sixth-best mark all-time with 1,694 scored for the black and gold.
- Murray Wier: Playing forward for the Hawkeyes during the 1947-48 season, Wier became the first consensus first-team All-American in Iowa men’s basketball history. He averaged 21 points per game that year, which was at that time a school record, and sat him atop the Big Ten.
- Chuck Darling: The Darling of Iowa City in the early 1950s, the Hawkeyes’ rise to national prominence in men’s basketball came thanks to this center’s efforts gracing the court for three years. Darling was a consensus first-team All-American in his senior season of 1952 after averaging almost 26 points per game that season.
How to Watch Hawkeyes Men’s Basketball Live in Iowa
As a Big Ten member institution, many Iowa men’s games are available on the Big Ten Network and its streaming platform BTN2Go. You can find out whether your cable/satellite provider carries the BTN and which channel it’s on. Also, some games may be on ESPN’s networks. With a cable or satellite provider login, you can stream those contests on the ESPN+ app. CBS Sports does carry a number of nationally televised men’s college basketball games as well.
Finally, Fox and FS1 have rights to carry select Big Ten games as well. You can also listen to a radio broadcast of games live on the Hawkeye Radio Network.
Iowa Men’s Basketball Key Info and Stats
- Campus: University of Iowa, Iowa City
- Stadium: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 363 Carver Hawkeye Arena St., Iowa City, Iowa 52242
- Undergrad Enrollment: 22,405
- Head Coach: Fran McCaffrey (445-320 overall, with Iowa since 2010)
- All-Time Record: 1,675-1,184-1
- Big Ten Record: 1,538-1,079-1 (1917-present)
- NCAA Tournament Record: 30-28 (26 appearances)
- Final Four Appearances: 1955, 1956, 1980
Iowa Hawkeyes Men's Basketball FAQ
Iowa’s colors are black and gold. The logo is the head of a tiger hawk. The mascot is Hercules (most often referred to as Herky for short) the Hawk.
The name of the university’s official school song is “On Iowa.” However, there are also two other tunes called the “Iowa Fight Song” and “Roll Along Iowa” that the pep band plays regularly at every men’s basketball game.
Prices vary depending on whether the opponent is a Big Ten foe and how close your seats are to the court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. If you want to attend a Big Ten game in Carver and sit close to the action, you should expect to pay hundreds of dollars on the secondary market.
Iowa has retired nine numbers for its men’s basketball program. Those are 10 (B.J. Armstrong), 12 (Ronnie Lester), 21 (Carl Cain), 22 (Bill Seaberg), 31 (Bill Logan), 33 (Bill Schoof), 40 (Chris Street), 41 (Greg Stokes) and 46 (Sharm Scheurman).
None. The only time the Hawkeyes have played for a national title in this sport was 1956.