Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 13-0 and a road record of 1-0. They are 8-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-8. The Hawkeyes have an overall record of 9-3 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 4-4 and they are 5-4 against the spread.
Denzel Valentine comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Bryn Forbes averages 14.2 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jarrod Uthoff averages 18.3 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hawkeyes. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Peter Jok averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Michigan State averages 81.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 40th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 25th in the country. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 108th with 12.3 per game. The Spartans allow 59.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the nation. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the country. They force 9.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in the Division 1.
Iowa averages 82.6 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 46th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 30th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest which ranks them 58th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawkeyes rank 24th with 10.6 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 44th and 37th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 228th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 153rd place in the nation. The Hawkeyes force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in college basketball.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-4 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-8 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-4 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-4 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/21/15 G Denzel Valentine Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State
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