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College Basketball Matchup - Iowa Hawkeyes Michigan Wolverines Odds Preview

Michigan WolverinesIowa Hawkeyes
Jan 14, 1:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


The Iowa Hawkeyes will hit the floor running against the visiting Michigan Wolverines Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hawkeyes currently sports a 10-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-6 ATS. The Wolverines are 14-3 and 8-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawkeyes produce a 8-4-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wolverines have gone 8-5-1 against the number.

View Michigan vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Iowa opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 146 (Hawkeyes) and the No. 86 (Wolverines) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-71 result in favor of the Wolverines has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iowa's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 74.2 PPG, against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 34 at 59.8 PPG. The Hawkeyes field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Michigan owns the country's No. 233-rated mark, allowing 73.2 points per game on the highway. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 91 in scoring at home.

Michigan was a 66-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points leading the Wolverines to a 66-64 victory over Northwestern at Crisler Arena on Wednesday.

Iowa was a 95-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Iowa was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Michigan State and falling by a 95-61 score at Breslin Center.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Michigan State are 6-4
After playing Northwestern are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Purdue are 6-4
After playing Michigan State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Wolverines at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games when playing at home against Michigan
Iowa is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Michigan

Next up:
Michigan home to Michigan State, Tuesday, January 17
Iowa at Purdue, Tuesday, January 17