Spartans vs. Hawkeyes Prediction
The sixth-ranked Michigan State Spartans have won 12 games in a row and lead the Big Ten Conference as they prepare for tonight's tilt at the 19th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Can MSU notch the win tonight in a tough road environment?
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spartans are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 156 points. As of Thursday morning, 57 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Michigan State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Spartans move to 8-0 in Big Ten
Michigan State continued its hot streak Monday night at home with a 69-55 victory over Maryland. The Spartans (17-2, 8-0) led 31-20 at halftime and rolled from there. Kenny Goins helped lead MSU with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range. He also notched 12 rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocked shots. Cassius Winston contributed 14 points, seven assists and two rebounds. Aaron Henry tallied 12 points, six rebounds and four assists. Matt McQuaid had 10 points, four boards, three assists and three steals. Xavier Tillman added 10 points, five blocks, three caroms and two steals off the bench. Michigan State shot 28-of-61 from the field, 6-of-26 from 3-point range and 7-of-11 at the free throw line.
Hawkeyes race past Illini
Iowa dominated visiting Illinois Sunday night by a count of 95-71 to improve to 16-3 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes led 39-24 at halftime en route to the victory. Joe Wieskamp paced Iowa with 24 points on 8-of-8 shooting including 6-of-6 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also notched five rebounds and three assists. Isaiah Moss contributed 21 points, six assists and three rebounds. Luka Garza had 20 points, two rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. Jordan Bohannon tallied 10 points, four assists and three rebounds. The Hawkeyes shot 34-of-50 from the floor, 15-of-21 from 3-point range and 12-of-16 from the charity stripe.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Spartans are 8-0 ATS in their last eight Big Ten games. Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in its last five road games.
The Hawkeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last five home games.
Michigan State has one less day of rest and preparation for this contest, but also have been rolling through the Big Ten schedule. Iowa has benefited lately from a soft part of the Big Ten schedule, but it was less than a month ago it lost by 22 at MSU. Look for the Spartans to again frustrate the Hawkeyes, who can hold their own offensively but struggle quite often on the defensive end. Go with MSU to continue its fantastic Big Ten season.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS -5