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March 10, 4:55 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

11-19TEAM RECORD17-13

Iowa pays a visit to Michigan State on Thursday, hoping to send the Spartans to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Big Ten Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. Conseco Fieldhouse is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Hawkeyes will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 13-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Spartans are 10-17-1 ATS. Iowa is 13-14-1 on the totals; Michigan State is 10-17.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Michigan State in this one will find them as 7-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 72 and the Hawkeyes at No. 191 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-67 result in favor of the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawkeyes is ranked No. 161 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State’s No. 76 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 145-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Iowa rates No. 311 at 4.7 per game.

Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

Iowa was a 67-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Purdue. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. Iowa earned a 67-65 victory over Purdue on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jarryd Cole at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 70-63 loser on the road against Michigan. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs. Kalin Lucas went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Michigan handed Michigan State a 70-63 defeat at Crisler Arena.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Purdue are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hawkeyes at Spartans trends to consider:
Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Iowa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
Michigan State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Iowa
Michigan State is 4-11-1 ATS in its last 16 games

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