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Michigan State at home against Iowa

The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in each of the last three games between the Michigan State Spartans and the Iowa Hawkeyes as those two schools meet on the floor on Thursday.

Michigan State topped Iowa 71-69 as a 5.5-point road underdog on the college basketball odds in the first meeting of the season between the teams on January 28. The Spartans are 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in the last 10 games between the two teams.

The Spartans currently sport a 22-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-12-1 ATS. The Hawkeyes are 20-9 and 15-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 14-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawkeyes have gone 19-8 against the number.

View Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Michigan State sat as -3.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 74 (Spartans) and the No. 45 (Hawkeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Iowa was an 83-76 winner in its last match at home against Purdue. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Roy Devyn Marble scored 21 points leading the Hawkeyes to an 83-76 victory over Purdue at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday.

Michigan State lost its last outing, a 53-46 result against Illinois on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point favorite. The Spartans endured a 53-46 loss at the hands of the Fighting Illini on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Gary Harris at Breslin Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawkeyes rank No. 5 in NCAA Division 1 with 41.69 per game. That compares with Michigan State’s No. 38 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan State is college basketball's No. 19-ranked team at 8.17 per game, while the Hawkeyes rate No. 152 with 5.79 per game.

A few Hawkeyes at Spartans trends to consider:
Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 5 games
Iowa is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games on the road
Michigan State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Michigan State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Michigan State is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Iowa home to Illinois, Saturday, March 8th
Michigan State at Ohio State, Sunday, March 9th