Saturday, February 11, 2017
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 14-11 and a road record of 1-6. They are 9-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-9. The Spartans have an overall record of 14-10 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 11-11 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
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Peter Jok comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Tyler Cook averages 11.5 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Miles Bridges averages 16.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Nick Ward averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Iowa averages 81 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 112th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 111th in the country. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 226th with 13.8 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 77.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 287th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 140th and 210th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 324th and they give up 16.9 assists per contest which puts them in 341st place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in Division 1.
Michigan State averages 71.5 points per game this year which ranks them 205th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 32nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 33rd in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per contest which ranks them 170th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 278th with 14.5 per game. The Spartans allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 78th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 42nd and 195th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 136th place in the nation. The Spartans force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 72.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.3 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 107.5 and they assist on 61.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.5 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 37% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Hawkeyes give up 82.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 76.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.3 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 104.2 and 66.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28%. The Spartans give up 65.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-12 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-9 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-12 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-11 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State -6.5
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