Michigan set to tip off against Iowa
The Iowa Hawkeyes will be looking to turn around a college basketball betting trend on Saturday as they take on the Michigan Wolverines in hoops odds action at the sportsbooks.
Michigan is 4-1 both SU and ATS in its last five games against Iowa, including a 75-67 win as a 2.5-point home favorite in their last meeting on January 22. The UNDER has paid out in two of the last three games between the schools.
The Hawkeyes are 17-6 so far on the season, and 13-8 ATS vs. the number. The Wolverines, meanwhile, are 17-5 and 11-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Iowa go 13-8 and the Wolverines go 11-9 on the totals.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Iowa Hawkeyes as -6-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
This game puts the Hawkeyes, most recently No. 24 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolverines, who rate No. 59 in the latest survey.
Iowa lost its last outing, a 76-69 result against Ohio State on February 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. Iowa got 16 points from Mike Gesell but lost anyway, 76-69, to Ohio State on Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa has the nation's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 83.65 PPG. The visiting Wolverines defense ranks No. 30 allowing on average 63.68 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 47.24% so far, less than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.71% per game.
A few Wolverines at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Michigan is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Michigan is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Michigan's last 14 games on the road
Iowa is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Iowa is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iowa's last 9 games
Iowa is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Michigan at Ohio State, Tuesday, February 11th
Iowa at Penn State, Saturday, February 15th