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Hawkeyes open as college hoops underdog vs Spartans

Iowa HawkeyesMichigan State Spartans
March 2, 6:30 PM | Breslin Center

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Michigan State Spartans try to run the Hawkeyes off the court at Breslin Center in college hoops action.

The Hawkeyes will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 12-15 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spartans are 9-16-1 ATS. Iowa is 12-13-1 against the total, while Michigan State is 8-17 versus the number.

View Iowa vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Spartans installed as 11-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 183-rated Iowa taking on the No. 102-rated Spartans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-68 win for the Spartans on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan State has the nation's No. 181-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Hawkeyes defense ranks No. 168 allowing on average 67.6 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 184 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Iowa, they were an 81-68 loser as they battled Illinois on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. The Hawkeyes endured an 81-68 loss at the hands of the Fighting Illini on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Melsahn Basabe at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 67-47 loser at home against Purdue. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites. Michigan State was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Purdue and falling by a 67-47 score at Breslin Center.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Purdue are 6-4
After playing Illinois are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Michigan are 7-3
After playing Purdue are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hawkeyes at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Iowa's last 9 games on the road
Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa
Michigan State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games

Next up:
Iowa home to Purdue, Saturday, March 5
Michigan State at Michigan, Saturday, March 5

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