Michigan vs. Iowa - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (20-8) at Michigan Wolverines (20-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines PK -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Michigan Wolverines and the Iowa Hawkeyes face off on Saturday in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Michigan Wolverines are 20-10 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Michigan is averaging 75.6 points per game and they are shooting 47.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.9 percent. Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 12.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game to lead the WOverines. Zak Irvin is averaging 11.3 points, Duncan Robinson is averaging 11.2 points, and Mark Donnal is averaging 8.0 points. Michigan is 13-3 at home and 10-7 in the Big Ten.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes are 20-9 this season and they have lost their last four games. Iowa is averaging 78.8 points per game and they are shooting 45.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Jarrod Uthoff leads the Hawkeyes averaging 18.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Peter Jok is averaging 16 points, Anthony Clemmons is averaging 9.2 points, and Mike Gessell is averaging 8.6 points and 6.0 assists. Iowa is 5-5 on the road 11-6 in the Big Ten.
Michigan is 6-2 against the spread following a loss and 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing road record. Iowa is 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, 0-6 against the spread in their last six games, and 0-4 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two teams.
Neither of these teams are playing well but I will give the edge to the home team so my play is Michigan.