Iowa at Michigan: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Michigan Wolverines (16-1) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (17-6)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Crisler Center)
Betting Odds: Michigan Wolverines -3.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan Wolverines face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Crisler Center.
The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this game with a 17-6 record overall and they have won four games in a row. In the last game against Penn State, the defense stepped up giving up 68 points and that was the difference as they won by six points. Iowa is currently averaging 86.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.8 points per game. Iowa is shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from behind the three point line. Luka Gazrza has been the star for Iowa averaging 24.7 points while shooting 56 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from behind the three point line. Joe Wieskamp has also been strong for Iowa averaging 15.3 points while shooting 50.2 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the MIchigan Wolverines who sit with a 16-1 record overall and coming into this game they hae won five games in a row. In four of those five games, Michigan was also able to come away with a cover of the spread. In the last game against Ohio State after putting up 92 points. Michigan on the season is averaging 79.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 66.2 points per game. Michigan is shooting 50.2 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from behind the three point line. Center Hunter Dickinson has been the best player or MIchigan averaging 15 points while shooting 63.9 percent from the field.
Tbe over is 6-2 in Iowa’s last eight games played on Thursday. Michigan is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games against the Big Ten. The under is 6-2 in Michigan’s last eight games overall.
Michigan’s defense is going to slow down the Iowa offense and that is going to be the difference in this game. Look for Michigan to attack the Hawkeyes terrible defense, and that will lead to Michigan coering the spread.