Michigan vs Iowa 2020 College Basketball Spread, Game Preview & Pick

Michigan vs Iowa 2020 College Basketball Spread, Game Preview & Pick

Written by on January 17, 2020

On Friday night, Michigan battles Iowa in an important Big Ten matchup. The Wolverines and Hawkeyes hope to keep pace with Michigan State and Rutgers in the conference. Who takes the massive battle? Check out the college basketball odds, a preview and a free pick for Michigan vs Iowa!

Michigan vs Iowa 2020 College Basketball Spread, Game Preview & Pick

  • When: Friday, Jan. 17 at 9:00 pm ET
  • Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
  • TV: FS1
  • ATS Odds: Iowa -4 ½
  • Over/Under Odds: 149 ½

Why the Michigan Wolverines are a good bet +4 ½?

This isn’t the first game this season between the Michigan Wolverines and the Iowa Hawkeyes. On Dec. 6, Michigan pummeled Iowa 103-91 as a -7 home favorite. The Wolverines proved that they can run with teams if they must. Also, Michigan proved they can beat Iowa SU. On Jan. 17, they get 4 ½ points. Wolverines have a big chance to at least cover.   

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 77.9
  • Field Goal %: 47.8
  • 3-Point %: 36.3
  • Free Throw %: 72
  • Rebounds/G: 32.6
Defense:
  • Points/G: 68.6
  • Field Goal %: 42.5
  • 3-Point %: 29
  • Free Throw %: 64.7
  • Rebounds/G: 31.9

Why the Iowa Hawkeyes are a good bet -4 ½?

Iowa is on fire. The Hawkeyes are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8. They’ve got a couple of quality wins in their last 2: 67-49 versus Maryland, and 79-62 against Northwestern. Earlier in the season, Iowa beat Syracuse 68-54 and Texas Tech 72-61. The Hawkeyes are a quality squad that has a real shot of exacting revenge on Friday night.  

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 79.3
  • Field Goal %: 45.4
  • 3-Point %: 35.3
  • Free Throw %: 72.3
  • Rebounds/G: 35.8
Defense:
  • Points/G: 68.9
  • Field Goal %: 41.8
  • 3-Point %: 30.4
  • Free Throw %: 72.6
  • Rebounds/G: 31.4

College Basketball Betting Trends for Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes

  • Wolverines are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS loss
  • Michigan is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog on the road
  • Home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings
  • Over is 4-1 in Wolverines 5 games following an ATS loss
  • Iowa is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games
  • Hawkeyes are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games
  • Iowa is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as the favorite
  • Under is 7-0 in Iowa’s last 7 games as the favorite

Michigan vs Iowa Final Betting Analysis

Don’t expect a Michigan repeat performance in the rematch. Although the Wolverines looked great when scoring over 100 points in the earlier game, they won’t score over 100 on Friday. Iowa’s defense has gotten much better since that Dec. 6 matchup.The Hawkeyes allow 68.9 points per. Opponents shoot less than 42% from the field and less than 31% from three. While Michigan is 2-4-1 ATS in their last 7, Iowa has blasted past spread lines in 6-of-8. Iowa should dictate the flow of the game. If they wish to speed it up, they will. But the Hawkeyes mustn’t. Also, every hot trend points to an Iowa win and cover. Back the Hawkeyes to cash.NCAAB Free Pick: Iowa -4 ½  
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