Hawkeyes vs. Spartans Prediction
The 18th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes have a stiff road test tonight at the 24th-ranked Michigan State Spartans. Can Iowa stay within the number in this Big Ten Conference clash?
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Breslin Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Spartans are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 151.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 55 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Iowa. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Hawkeyes down Buckeyes
Iowa secured an 85-76 home win Thursday night over Ohio State to improve to 19-8 overall and 10-6 in Big Ten Conference play. The Hawkeyes established a 46-35 halftime advantage en route to the victory. Luka Garza led Iowa with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-9 at the free throw line. He also notched six rebounds and four assists. Joe Wieskamp accounted for 13 points and four boards. Ryan Kriener added 12 points and four caroms.
Spartans crush Cornhuskers
Michigan State eased to an 86-65 win Thursday night at Nebraska to move to 18-9 overall and 10-6 in conference action. The Spartans outscored the Cornhuskers 47-29 in the second half to roll to the victory. Cassius Winston paced MSU with 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point range plus 6-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also recorded six assists and two rebounds. Gabe Brown recorded 17 points and four boards off the bench. Kyle Ahrens had 14 points and seven caroms as a reserve. Aaron Henry accounted for 13 points, nine rebounds and five dimes. Xavier Tillman added 10 points, 11 boards, two assists and two blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hawkeyes are 11-4-3 ATS in their last 18 games overall. Iowa is 2-5 ATS in its last seven Tuesday games.
The Spartans are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games. Michigan State is 0-5 ATS in its last five Tuesday games.
Iowa is no pushover and this spread seems a little too wide for my comfort. The Spartans are very talented and capable of blowing any team out of the water, but are also wildly inconsistent and still searching for more out of key role players. Michigan State has lost its last two home games straight up, so I'll gladly take the points with the Hawkeyes in this spot.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA HAWKEYES +8.5