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Iowa Hawkeyes visit Michigan Wolverines in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Iowa HawkeyesMichigan Wolverines
14-3January 22, 2014, 07:00 | Crisler Center13-4

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Michigan and Iowa on Wednesday, with the host Wolverines trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Wolverines currently sports a 13-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-6-1 ATS. The Hawkeyes are 14-3 and 10-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wolverines produce a 9-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawkeyes have gone 10-5 against the number.

View Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Michigan in this one found them as -1-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Wolverines and the No. 19-ranked Hawkeyes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Michigan, they were a 77-70 winner as they battled Wisconsin on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Michigan got 23 points from Nik Stauskas en route to a 77-70 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Kohl Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan has the nation's No. 55-rated offensive output, at 77.29 PPG. The visiting Hawkeyes defense ranks No. 66 allowing on average 66.56 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 48.79% so far, more than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

A few Hawkeyes at Wolverines trends to consider:
Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
Iowa is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Michigan is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Iowa at Northwestern, Saturday, January 25th
Michigan at Michigan State, Saturday, January 25th