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Iowa vs. Michigan - 1/2/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Michigan Wolverines (12-3) at Iowa Hawkeyes (9-6)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Michigan Wolverines and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Michigan Wolverines look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 75.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 60.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Charles Matthews is averaging 16.1 points and 3.2 assists while Moritz Wagner is averaging 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman is grabbing 2.9 rebounds and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 61.7 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have lost five of their last eight road games.

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Iowa vs. Michigan - 1/2/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Iowa Hawkeyes also look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 82.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Tyler Cook is averaging 13.9 points and 6.3 rebounds while Isaiah Moss is averaging 12 points and 1.9 assists. Jordan Bohannon is the third double-digit scorer and Luka Garza is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won six of their last seven home games.

The Wolverines are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Ten and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolverines are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Iowa, 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Iowa has won the last five meetings against Michigan, and it was an underdog in the last two games. Both teams are playing really good basketball right now and the Hawkeyes have shown and improved offense that can score with the big boys in the Big Ten. Michigan may be the more talented team from top to bottom, but we're getting a free bucket with the home team in what's pretty much a toss up between two red hot clubs. Give me the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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