Michigan State vs. Iowa - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Iowa Hawkeyes (19-8) at Michigan State Spartans (18-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Jack Breslin Student Events Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -7.5 -- Over/Under: 151
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan State Spartans meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Breslin Center.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 78.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 43 percent shooting. Luka Garza is averaging 23.7 points and 9.6 rebounds while Joe Wieskamp is averaging 14.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. CJ Fredrick is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Bohannon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have lost four of their last six road games.
The Michigan State Spartans need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 75.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Cassius Winston is averaging 18.3 points and 5.7 assists while Xavier Tillman is averaging 13.6 points and 10.3 rebounds. Aaron Henry is dishing 2.8 assists and Gabe Brown is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have split their last four home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-4 against the spread at home where they win by an average of 20.8 points and allow just 36.3 percent shooting from the field. However, MSU has also underachieved all season long and can go through serious scoring droughts. The Iowa Hawkeyes are a physical bunch that finds ways to hang around and is 16-8-3 against the spread on the season. The Michigan State Spartans should win, but Iowa won't go away and will make this game tight until the last few minutes. This feels like a lot of points to pass up with the Iowa Hawkeyes, regardless of where the game is played.