Michigan vs. Iowa - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (13-8) at Michigan Wolverines (13-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan Wolverines meet Thursday night at the Crisler Center.
The Iowa Hawkeyes have split their last 10 games and look to snap a three-game skid. On the season, Iowa is averaging 69 points on 41.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.3 points on 40 percent shooting. Aaron White is averaging 15 points and 6.6 rebounds while Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 11.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. Gabriel Olaseni is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Mike Gesell is dishing 3.5 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 74.1 percent from the line and 31.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 74 or more points in four of its last six games.
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The Michigan Wolverines have won five of their last eight games and continue battling injuries. On the season, Michigan is averaging 64.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting and is allowing 61.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Zak Irvin is averaging 13.5 points and 4.3 rebounds while Ricky Doyle is averaging 6.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Spike Albrecht is dishing 3.3 assists and Max Bielfeldt is shooting 48 percent from the field. The Michigan Wolverines have three active players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 74.3 percent from the line and 35.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six of its last nine games.
The Hawkeyes are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. Big Ten and 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Wolverines are 37-17-1 ATS in their last 55 games following a S.U. loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Michigan.
Michigan continues to battle injuries and will be without two of its better players in this matchup. However, the Wolverines continue to rally together and fight, and it's paid off so far. I like Michigan at home in a toss up game.