Michigan at Iowa: 2/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Michigan at Iowa: 2/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Iowa Hawkeyes (17-7) vs Michigan Wolverines (13-10)

Game Info: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

Betting Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes -6 -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Michigan Wolverines and Iowa Hawkeyes face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. When these two teams faced off in February of 2021 it was Michigan that won 79-57. 

Michigan comes into this game with a 13-10 record overall and they have gone 9-14 against the spread. MIchigan has won two of their last three games, but they are coming off a loss in their last game against Ohio State. The offense scored only 57 points and that led to the 11 point defeat. Michigan is averaging 72.1 points while their defense is giving up 67.8 points per game. Hunter Dickinson has been the best player for Michigan averaging 18.1 points while shooting 56.7 percent from the field and 39 percent from the field. There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Iowa Hawkeyes who sit with a 17-7 record overall and they have gone 14-10 against the spread. Iowa has won three games in a row and the offense is back on the right track. Two games ago against Maryland they scored 110 points and in the last game against Nebraska, they scored 98 points. Iowa is averaging 84 points while their defense is giving up 71.3 points per game. Keegan Murray has been the top player for Iowa averaging 23.3 points while shooting 57 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Iowa is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following a straight up win of more than 20 points. The over is 4-0 in the Hawkeyes last four games played on Thursday. The under is 4-1 in Michigan’s last five games played on Thursday. The over is 4-1 in Michigan’s last five games following an against the spread win. 

Being at home for Iowa is a big boost for this team, and their offense is going to run up the score. They might not score as much as they had the last two games, but they are still going to run up the score against Michigan. Look for a poor offensive game for Michigan, and Iowa will cover the spread. 

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