Iowa vs. Michigan - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (13-4) at Iowa Hawkeyes (12-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Sunday at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Michigan Wolverines look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 78.7 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Duncan Robinson is averaging 12.1 points and 2.8 rebounds while Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 10.2 points and 3.7 assists. Zak Irvin is dishing 3.1 assists and Ricky Doyle is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. Michigan is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.3 turnovers per game. The Michigan Wolverines have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes look to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 81.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 18.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Peter Jok is averaging 13.8 points and 1.7 assists. Mike Gesell is dishing 6.9 assists and Adam Woodbury is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. Iowa is allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.2 turnovers per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won 11 straight home games.
The Wolverines are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big Ten and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. The Wolverines are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Iowa.
Iowa should feast on Michigan's lack of size and the fact the Wolverines are missing their playmaker in Caris LeVert. The Hawkeyes should have little trouble putting away the Wolverines.