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2019-2020 NCAA Basketball
(6-2) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines (7-1)
Date: Friday, December 6th, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Michigan -8
CBB Betting Total: 144
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This early season Big Ten game will see the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Michigan Wolverines.
The Wolverines have won four of the last five meetings against the Hawkeyes.
The Hawkeyes have had a solid start to the season. They are not yet ranked but they have won five of their last six games. Their two losses came against DePaul at home and San Diego State on a Neutral site. They most recently beat Syracuse 68-54 in the Big Ten/ACC challenge.
The offense for the Hawkeyes is not terrible, but they definitely need to shoot the ball better. They rank 150th in the country with a shooting percentage of 44.7%. Their three-point shooting percentage is 34.9%. That ranks 115th in the country.
The Hawkeyes score 79.1 points per game, which ranks 60th in the country. This offense is led by Luka Garza, who is averaging a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Their next highest scorer is Joe Weiskamp and CJ Fredrick, who both average 11.1 points per game. Besides these three guys, they must find more production to hang with a tough Michigan side.
The Hawkeyes defensive rankings are not good, but they have mostly been solid. They are allowing 69 points per game. Teams shoot 42.7% from the field and 32.6% from deep range on Iowa.
Note that in their two losses, they have allowed 83 and 93 points and in every other game, no team has scored more than 74 on them.
The biggest key for Iowa is limiting the Wolverines three point shooting. If they can do this, they will have a chance to pull the upset.
The Wolverines suffered their first loss in the ACC/Big Ten challenge. To be fair, they lost to the new number one team in the country. That is the Louisville Cardinals. Michigan really struggled to score in that game, only scoring 43 points.
This Wolverines side will look to start their conference schedule strong with a game against Iowa. They are averaging 77.5 points per game. They are shooting 49.6% from the field. This ranks 20th in the country. As for their three-point shooting, they shoot 39.7% from deep range. This also ranks 21st in the country.
Just to show the difference, Michigan shot 25.9% from the field and 15.8% from the three-point line. That is absurd from a very good Michigan side and this is something we should not expect to happen in back to back games.
The defense for Michigan played Louisville extremely well given the circumstances. On the season, they allow 65.0 points per game. Their opponents shoot 40.2% from the field and 29.1% from deep range.
They just allowed Louisville to shoot 36.7% from the field and 21.1% from the three-point line. If the Wolverines can slow down the Iowa big man, they will have no problem in this game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- IOWA are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big Ten.
- IOWA are 15-31-1 ATS in their last 47 road games.
- MICH are 36-15-1 ATS in their last 52 vs. Big Ten.
- Home team is 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
Free Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAAB Prediction:
Michigan will be hungry to bounce back from a tough loss. I think they will continue to play lock down defense and will win this game by a wide margin. I will lay the points with the Wolverines.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Michigan Wolverines -8
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