Saturday, March 5, 2016
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 20-9 and a road record of 5-5. They are 13-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-12. The Wolverines have an overall record of 20-10 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 18-9 and they are 15-13 against the spread.
Jarrod Uthoff comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Peter Jok averages 16 points per game in 27 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Zak Irvin averages 11.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wolverines. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Derrick Walton averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Iowa averages 78.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 101st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 27th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 60th and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 10.2 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 99th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 247th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 185th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in the Division 1.
Michigan averages 75.6 points per game this year which ranks them 103rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 13th in the nation. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 323rd and 62nd respectively. In the turnover department the Wolverines rank 6th with 9.4 per game. The Wolverines allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 236th and 195th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 160th place in the nation. The Wolverines force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 286th in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 75.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 113.2 and they assist on 57% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.6%. The Hawkeyes give up 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolverines score 77.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.2 points per game. The Wolverines have a rating on offense of 114.2 and 56.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Michigan turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.6%. The Wolverines give up 63.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-13 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-12 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 15-13 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 18-9 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/11/15 G Spike Albrecht Hip out for season
03/04/16 G Caris LeVert Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa
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