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UMBC vs. Iowa Prediction, Odds, College Basketball Picks [12/20/2023]

UMBC vs. Iowa Prediction, Odds, College Basketball Picks  [12/20/2023]

Iowa will take on UMBC in College Basketball action at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, starting at 8:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's in-depth betting preview for Wednesday's UMBC vs. Iowa matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

UMBC vs. Iowa Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used advanced machine learning and data to simulate the outcome of Wednesday's College Basketball matchup between UMBC and Iowa 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of College Basketball predictions.

Our proven predictive analytics model gives Iowa a 96% chance of defeating UMBC, and our predicted final score has Iowa winning 101-75.

According to our model, UMBC (+27.5) has a 52% chance of covering the spread, while the Over/Under total of 178.5 points has an equal 50-50 chance of hitting.

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UMBC vs. Iowa Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type UMBC Iowa
Spread +27.5 (-110) -27.5 (-110)
Moneyline +2800 -10000
Total o178.5 (-110) u178.5 (-110)
  • Iowa is listed as the -27.5 favorite versus UMBC, with -110 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog UMBC (+27.5) to cover the spread, BetMGM also has the best odds currently on offer at -110.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for Iowa at -10000. That means you can risk $10,000 to win $100 for a total payout of $10,100 if it gets the W.
  • Meanwhile, FanDuel also has the best moneyline odds for UMBC at +2800, where you can bet $100 to profit $2,800, earning a total payout of $2,900 if it wins.
  • The Over/Under for total points scored sits at 178.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check the sportsbooks you have access to in your state for the best College Basketball odds and lines.

UMBC vs. Iowa Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread UMBC +27.5 -110
Moneyline UMBC +2800
Total Under 178.5 -110


While Iowa is more likely to win the game, taking UMBC moneyline is the best option due to the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen on Dimers is crucial to achieving long-term profitability.

Dimers' College Basketball best bets are based on world-class simulations and gambling expertise to serve you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Remember, our model updates frequently, so check this article for the latest betting analysis ahead of UMBC vs. Iowa on Wednesday December 20, 2023.

UMBC vs. Iowa Game Information

Wednesday's game between Iowa and UMBC in College Basketball at Carver-Hawkeye Arena is scheduled to commence at 8:00PM ET.

  • Who: UMBC vs. Iowa
  • Date: Wednesday December 20, 2023
  • Time: 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT
  • Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena


Our full coverage of UMBC vs. Iowa includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.

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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Wednesday's UMBC vs. Iowa contest, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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