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Michigan vs. Iowa - 2/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Iowa Hawkeyes (12-15) at Michigan Wolverines (20-7)
Date & Time Wednesday February 14, 2018, 6:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -11 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
BTN
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NCAA BB | Iowa Hawkeyes (12-15) at Michigan Wolverines (20-7)
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The Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan Wolverines meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center.

The Iowa Hawkeyes need a victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 80.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Tyler Cook is averaging 15.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while Jordan Bohannon is averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 assists. Isaiah Moss is the third double-digit scorer and Luka Garza is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have lost four straight road games.

The Michigan Wolverines look for a victory here after winning six of their last nine games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 72.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Moritz Wagner is averaging 14.6 points and 7.4 rebounds while Charles Matthews is averaging 13.9 points and 2.7 assists. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have won four straight home games.

The Hawkeyes are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Big Ten, 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Wolverines are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games, 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 vs. Big Ten and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Michigan, 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.

The Iowa Hawkeyes have actually won five of the last six meetings against the Michigan Wolverines, but this is clearly a different Iowa squad this season. Iowa has lost eight of its last nine road games and is allowing 50.1 percent shooting from the field and being outscored by 14 points in those contests. The Michigan Wolverines are beating teams by an average of 16 points this season at home and are shooting a healthy 48.7 percent from the field in their last five games overall. This is a lot of points to lay in a Big Ten game, but I'm not sure how you trust Iowa to hang around. Give me the Michigan Wolverines in a beatdown.

Pick:
Michigan Wolverines -11

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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