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Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes in college hoops odds

Iowa HawkeyesMichigan State Spartans
March 9, 12:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Iowa when they take on the Spartans on Friday in college hoops betting action.

This game is part of the Big Ten Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Spartans sport records of 24-7 and 19-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hawkeyes have 17-15 and 15-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-13-2 for the Spartans and 14-12-1 for the Hawkeyes.

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Betting Line:
The Spartans are listed as 11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Spartans and the No. 211-rated Hawkeyes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-69 win for the Spartans on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Michigan State's No. 21-rated squad against Iowa's No. 158-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Michigan State rates No. 256 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 236 nationally with 5.5 per match.

Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 300-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 60 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Iowa was a 64-61 winner at home against Illinois. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Iowa got 20 points from Matt Gatens en route to a 64-61 victory over Illinois on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Michigan State was a 72-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Spartans endured a 72-70 loss at the hands of the Buckeyes on Sunday, despite a 19-point effort from Draymond Green at Breslin Center.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
After playing Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Hawkeyes at Spartans trends to consider:
Michigan State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Iowa
Michigan State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games

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