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Michigan State Spartans Favored by -6.5 Point Spread Against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday

The Michigan State Spartans hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Iowa Hawkeyes pay a visit to Breslin Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Michigan State Spartans betting line opened as -6.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes will look to cover the spread vs the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, as the Hawkeyes are 9-12-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spartans are 11-12 ATS. Iowa is 11-9-2 against the total, while Michigan State is 11-12 versus the total betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 132-rated Michigan State Spartans and the No. 201-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Michigan State's No. 187-ranked offense, averaging 71.46 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 229 at 77.92 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.31% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Iowa got 28 points from Peter Jok on the way to a 101-89 loss against Minnesota on Wednesday at Williams Arena.

Michigan State was run off the court by the Wolverines on Tuesday as Michigan routed them 86-57 at Crisler Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
  • Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Iowa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Iowa is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Michigan State
  • Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Illinois, Saturday, February 18th
Michigan State at Ohio State, Tuesday, February 14th