Iowa at Michigan Big Ten Tournament Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 4 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 13-18. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 80.0 points per game while giving up 78.8 per contest. Michigan has an overall record of 24-7. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 63.4, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-15 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 18-9 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 19-10 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-16 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Mouth is out indefinitely
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyler Cook averages 15.4 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 67%. Jordan Bohannon averages 13.6 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Moritz Wagner averages 14.4 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Charles Matthews averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 80.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 50th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 35th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 58th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 66th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 146th with 13.3 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 78.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 318th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 286th and 321st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 16.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 337th place in college basketball. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 32nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 172nd in the country with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 56th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 85th in college basketball. They are 301st in the nation in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game, and 89th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Wolverines are 350th in turnovers per game with 9.3. The Wolverines surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 159th and 183rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 10.5 assists allowed per contest and 44th with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 171st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season.
The Hawkeyes are 45th in the nation in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 318th. In terms of pace they are 95th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 54th. As a team they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 263rd in Division 1. Iowa is 181st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 292nd in the nation.
Michigan is 348th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 85th in the nation. The Wolverines are 35th in the country in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 96 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 331st in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 36th. As a team they are 74th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 49th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan -4
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