Should bettors lean MSU tonight vs. Iowa?
No. 4 Michigan State will seek revenge against No. 16 Iowa when the two teams clash at 7:00PM ET tonight on ESPN.
The Hawkeyes handed the Spartans an 83-70 loss (their first of the season) on December 29, but Michigan State was without Denzel Valentine in that matchup. Valentine missed four games due to a knee injury but returned to the court in Sunday's 92-65 win at Penn State while coming off the bench to score 10 points.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Spartans opened as 7-point favorites for tonight's game but the line has been bet up to MSU -8. Iowa is 12-3 on the year and 7-5 against the spread, while MSU enters tonight's game with a 16-1 record and a 10-6 mark against the spread.
If you're looking for a lean, the Hawkeyes are one of the hottest teams in the country but they've lost 18 straight at the Breslin Center. Despite beating MSU in that late December matchup, Iowa is also just 2-6 against the spread in its last eight games versus Sparty overall.