Michigan State vs. Iowa - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Iowa Hawkeyes (19-8) at Michigan State Spartans (18-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Jack Breslin Student Events Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -7.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Iowa Hawkeyes (19-8, 10-6 CONF) and the Michigan State Spartans (18-9, 10-6 CONF) will meet on Tuesday, February 24th for a Big Ten matchup at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Iowa is coming off an 85-76 home win over Ohio State in their last game. Iowa has now won two straight games and three of their last four overall. Iowa is ranked #18 in the country currently. The #24 ranked Michigan State Spartans are coming off an 86-65 road win over Nebraska in their last game. Michigan State has won two of its last three games.
Iowa scores 78.5 points per game on 45.5 percent field goal shooting this season. Iowa’s leading scorer and rebounder is C Luka Garza, who scores 23.7 points per game and earns 9.6 rebounds per game. Iowa allows 71.9 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +6.6 scoring differential. Iowa also earns 37.5 rebounds, 17.3 assists, 3.7 blocks, and 6.5 steals per game as a team.
Michigan State scores 75.5 points per game on 45.6 percent field goal shooting this season. Michigan State’s leading scorer is G Cassius Winston, who scores 18.3 points per game. The leading rebounder for Michigan State is F Xavier Tillman, who earns 10.3 rebounds per game. Michigan State allows 64.1 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +11.4 point differential so far this season. Michigan State also earns 41.2 rebounds, 17.7 assists, 5.1 blocks, and 5.2 steals per game as a team.
Iowa is 16-9-2 against the spread this season and 5-4-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Iowa is also 4-5 against the spread on the road so far this season. Michigan State is 12-15 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Michigan State is also 9-4 against the spread at home so far this season.
If I had to take one of these teams straight up, I would lean Michigan State at home. However, if I can grab 7.5 points with the Iowa Hawkeyes, I would do that a lot more confidently. I think this will be a great Big Ten battle where both teams will have their moments. I see Michigan State pulling out the win in the end, but 7.5 points with Iowa is too valuable for me to pass up.