Computer picks Hawkeyes over Spartans
The Iowa Hawkeyes are just 1-9 SU but 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games against the Michigan State Spartans as those Big Ten conference members hit the hardwood.
And the computer is predicting a Hawkeye win with an 80-74 projection. That would put the final score right on the point spread, which was -6 mid-morning at 5Dimes and other sportsbooks monitored here.
The Spartans will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 10-8-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawkeyes are 12-6 ATS.
Michigan State is 10-9 against the total, while Iowa is 11-7 versus the number.
The Hawkeyes were listed as 5.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was 150.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 7-rated Michigan State taking on the No. 14-rated Hawkeyes in this contest.
Last time out for Michigan State, they were an 80-75 loser as they battled Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Gary Harris scored 27 points for Michigan State on Saturday, but the Wolverines managed an 80-75 victory over the Spartans at Breslin Center.
Iowa won its last outing, a 76-50 result against Northwestern on January 25. They covered in that game as a 10-point favorite. The Hawkeyes blew out Northwestern on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 76-50 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa has the nation's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 85.25 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 39 allowing on average 64.7 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 47.77% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.7% per game.
A few Spartans at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Michigan State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Michigan State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State at Georgetown, Saturday, February 1st
Iowa at Illinois, Saturday, February 1st