Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Spartans vs. Hawkeyes CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(18-8) Michigan State Spartans vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (18-8)
Date: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
CBB Moneyline Odds: Spartans +190 | Hawkeyes -280
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Michigan State Spartans +6.5 | Iowa Hawkeyes -6.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 151.5
The Michigan State Spartans will travel for a major test against the Iowa Hawkeyes in a B10 battle from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Michigan State Spartans
The Michigan State Spartans are in need of wins down the final stretch. They have now dropped 4 out of their last 5 games overall to dip to 9-6 in Big Ten play. MSU’s only win in that span was a home victory against Indiana.
Michigan State dropped their last game on Saturday after being labeled as three-point underdogs in a 79-74 home defeat to Illinois. The Spartans struggled mightily in the first half and fell behind 34-22 at the break. Michigan State tried to rally with a 52-point second half but it was not enough.
The Spartans are tabbed 27th overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and have fared reasonably well on the road in conference play where they are 4-3. Michigan State is scoring an average of 72.8 points, ranking them 139th in the country. They are allowing an average of 66 points, positioning them 105th.
The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 18-8. According to Team-Rankings.com’s power rankings, the Hawkeyes are the 19th best team in college basketball. On the season, Iowa has performed well in their 15 home games, holding a record of 13-2-0.
Iowa is thriving right now after winning 4 out of their last 5 games overall with the only loss in that span occurring against Michigan last week. Iowa countered that one with a convincing 75-62 road win against #15 Ohio State on Saturday to improve to 8-7 in conference play. The Hawkeyes were 5.5 point underdogs in the contest but were able to win outright convincingly.
Through 26 games, the Hawkeyes are averaging 84.0 points per game. Giving them a rank of 4th in college basketball. Defensively, they are the 246th ranked team, allowing 71.3 points per contest.
Like their opponent, the Iowa Hawkeyes features a lineup wilth several players capable of sharing the scoring load, as 4 players are averaging at least 10 points per game. So far, 62.0% of the team’s points have come from these 4 players.
The leader of this group is Keegan Murray, averaging 23.3 points per game. On the season, 61.0% of his points have come from inside the arc, where he is shooting 65.0%. Keegan Murray has also been working hard on the glass, pulling down 8.4 boards per game.
The Hawkeyes’ second-leading scorer is Patrick McCaffery adding 11.1 points per game. Thus far, he has a field goal percentage of 42.0%. While Joe Toussaint leads his team in assists, dishing out 3.8 per game
CBB Betting Trends:
- Spartans are 13-12-1 ATS this season
- Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
- Spartans OVERS are 13-12 this season
- Hawkeyes are 15-11 ATS this season
- Hawkeyes OVERS are 18-7 this season
Free Michigan State Spartans vs. Iowa Hawkeyes NCAAB Prediction: Iowa ATS
The Michigan State Spartans are sliding recently, losing 4 out of their last 5 games including a bad 58-62 loss to an inferior Penn State team in their most recent road game.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are playing well, registering the win in 4 out of their last 5 games highlighted by a road win against Ohio State on Saturday afternoon.
Michigan State is slumping offensively lately which is not a good sign against a team that can score it as well as Iowa can.
Take the Hawkeyes to win and cover at home on Tuesday night.
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