Iowa at Michigan - 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Iowa at Michigan - 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines (16-12) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (21-8)

Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Crisler Center)

Betting Odds: Michigan Wolverines -2 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to play the Michigan Wolverines in a Big Ten clash in Ann Arbor on Thursday night.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 21-8 (11-7) this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Iowa is coming off of a win against Northwestern by a score of 82-61. Iowa shot 39.1% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the win. Keegan Murray led the Hawkeyes with 26 points and 18 rebounds in the game. Iowa is averaging 83.7 points per game and is giving up 70.9 points per game against, while also averaging 37.9 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game. Keegan Murray is averaging 23.3 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game, while Jordan Bohannon is averaging 11 points per game and 1.8 assists per game for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is shooting 45.8% on field goals, 75.4% on free throws, and 35.2% on three pointers.

The Michigan Wolverines are 16-12 (10-8) this season and have won two of their last three games. Michigan defeated Michigan State by a score of 87-70 in their last game. Michigan shot 58.2% from the field and was +5 in rebounding margin in the win. Hunter Dickinson led the Wolverines with 33 points and 9 rebounds in the game. Michigan is averaging 73.2 points per game and is giving up 69.3 points per game against, while also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Hunter Dickinson is averaging 18.3 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game, while Eli Brooks is averaging 11.9 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Wolverines. Michigan is shooting 47.3% on field goals, 73.7% on free throws, and 33.8% on three pointers. 

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The over is 5-0 in Iowa’s last 5 Thursday games and the over is 8-2-1 in Iowa’s last 11 games following an ATS win. Michigan is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Michigan’s last 5 games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

This is a huge game for Michigan as they are fighting to get into the NCAA Tournament. Michigan has been very inconsistent this season but needs to win at least one of their remaining two games in the regular season and one game in the Big Ten Tournament to at least have a shot at the Tourney. Iowa plays almost no defense, so the over is worth a look. Michigan defeated Iowa a few weeks ago by a score of 84-79. I like Michigan to win at home here and I expect them to put up 80+ again.

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David’s Pick Michigan -2

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