Thursday, January 14, 2016
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 12-3 and a road record of 2-1. They are 7-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Spartans have an overall record of 16-1 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 6-10 and they are 10-6 against the spread.
Jarrod Uthoff comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Peter Jok averages 13.1 points per game in 24 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Denzel Valentine averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Bryn Forbes averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Iowa averages 81.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 31st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 52nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 19th in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game which ranks them 58th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 10.3 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 37th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 245th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 141st place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 108th in the Division 1.
Michigan State averages 80.3 points per game this year which ranks them 39th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 19.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 22nd in the nation. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 95th with 12.1 per game. The Spartans allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the nation. The Spartans force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in college basketball.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-5 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-5 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-6 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 6-10 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
01/13/16 G Anthony Clemmons Hip probable Thursday vs. Michigan State
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa
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