Wolverines vs. Hawkeyes Prediction
The 19th-ranked Michigan Wolverines are underdogs tonight on the road at the Iowa Hawkeyes. Can underdog Iowa take care of business as the favorites?
865 Michigan Wolverines at 866 Iowa Hawkeyes
Friday, January 17, 2020
Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 9PM ET
Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Hawkeyes are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 148 points. As of Friday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets are siding with host Iowa. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Wolverines fall at Golden Gophers
Michigan fell by a score of 75-67 Sunday afternoon at Minnesota to drop to 11-5 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten Conference. The Wolverines were outscored 45-36 in the second half of the defeat. Zavier Simpson paced U-M with 19 points on 9-of-17 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point range. He also tallied nine assists and six rebounds. Franz Wagner added 17 points and four boards.
Hawkeyes ease past Wildcats
Iowa earned a 75-62 victory Tuesday night at Northwestern to improve to 12-5 overall and 3-3 in conference action. The Hawkeyes outscored the Wildcats 34-27 in the second half of the win to pull away. Luka Garza led Iowa with 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also accounted for three rebounds and two blocked shots. C.J. Fredrick tallied 11 points, five assists, two boards and two steals. Joe Wieskamp added 11 points, six caroms, three assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last five Friday games. Michigan is 0-5 ATS in its last five games as a road underdog.
The Hawkeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a home favorite. The favorite is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Wolverines have struggled away from home and the Hawkeyes have mostly been outstanding at home aside from a early defeat against DePaul. But U-M already has one win over Iowa this season and showed it could match up well in an offensive scorefest. I think this will be a close contest as the Wolverines look to get back on the winning track. Iowa might win straight up, but I’d much rather take the points.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120