Michigan at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Throat is out indefinitely
Moritz Wagner averages 14.9 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Charles Matthews averages 16.1 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is at 53%.
Isaiah Moss averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Tyler Cook averages 13.9 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines allow 60.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 97th and 157th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 68th, and they give up 9.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in college basketball. Michigan averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 135th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 16.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 49th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 124th in D-1. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 243rd and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 345th with 9.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 197th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 100th in those defensive statistics. They rank 227th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 154th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 81st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season. Iowa is 51st in Division 1 with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 48th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 93rd in the nation. They are 15th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Hawkeyes are 140th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Wolverines are 22nd in the country in defensive rating with 89.9, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 44th. They are 327th in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 32nd. As a unit they are 67th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 45th in D-1. Michigan is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 62nd in the country.
Iowa is 175th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 89th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are 163rd in the nation in defensive rating with 99.8, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 56th. They are 76th in D-1 in pace with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 59th. As a unit they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 193rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa
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